A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Coronel Marcelino Mariduena in Ecuador on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 20:33:28 / February 9, 2020 @ 8:33 pm. The temblor was picked up at 15:33:28 / 3:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118.3 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -79.4258 West, latitude -2.1553 South, depth = 118.3 km. Id of earthquake: us70007m82. Event ids that are associated: us70007m82.
Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedro Carbo, Cuenca, Baláo (min 5000 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 5 km NNW of Coronel Marcelino Mariduena, Ecuador.
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