A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Puerto Villamil in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60007lg2. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007lg2. The temblor was detected at 06:17:45 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 12:17:45 / January 21, 2020 @ 12:17 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -91.0634° West, -0.5618° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Puerto Ayora (c. 9 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Ayora (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 44 km NNW of Puerto Villamil, Ecuador.
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