A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Sucua in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:06:07 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/20 / 2020-04-28 09:06:07 / April 28, 2020 @ 9:06 am. Event id: us60009dtb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009dtb. Exact location, longitude -77.4507° West, latitude -2.8207° South, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Macas, Sucúa. Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 88 km ESE of Sucua, Ecuador.
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