A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Sucua in Ecuador on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/20 / 2020-04-29 07:20:31 / April 29, 2020 @ 7:20 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:20:31 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.4186 West, latitude -2.7663 South, depth = 34.21 km. Unique identifier: us60009ej2. Ids that are associated to the event: us60009ej2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.21 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Macas, Sucúa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 89 km ESE of Sucua, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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