A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Quito in Ecuador. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006nvf. Id of event: us60006nvf. Exact location of event, longitude -78.3959 West, latitude -0.1289 South, depth = 10 km. 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: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 08:56:10 / December 8, 2019 @ 8:56 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:56:10 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Latacunga, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Pimampiro. The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ibarra (c. 133 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km NE of Quito, Ecuador.
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