A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Puerto Bolivar in Ecuador on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006u7d. Id of event: us70006u7d. The temblor was picked up at 09:16:42 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -80.0871 West, latitude -3.3471 South, depth = 61.34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 14:16:42 / January 3, 2020 @ 2:16 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.34 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Catacocha, Naranjal, Playas. Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (11 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Naranjal (c. 32 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km SW of Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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