A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Santa Lucia in Ecuador. Event id: us70005mf6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005mf6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.01 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/09/19 / 2019-09-19 17:55:26 / September 19, 2019 @ 5:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -80.2094° West, latitude -2.1117° South, depth = 54.01 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:55:26 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Balzar, Coronel Marcelino Maridueña, Salinas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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