A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas in Ecuador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.5939 West, latitude 1.1944 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us60008gaz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008gaz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 03:53:24 / March 16, 2020 @ 3:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:53:24 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Francisco Pizarro, Cumbal, Barbacoas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (44 miles) from Tumaco (c. 86 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barbacoas (c. 7 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Cumbal (c. 7 500 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Francisco Pizarro (c. 6 100 pop).
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. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km ESE of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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