A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Balao in Ecuador on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 69.84 km (43 miles). Unique identifier: us70005x7b. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005x7b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 16:15:38 / October 22, 2019 @ 4:15 pm. Exact location, longitude -79.6797° West, latitude -2.942° South, depth = 69.84 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:15:38 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Azogues, Yaguachi Nuevo, Cañar (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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