A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Salinas in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 19:49:49 / May 22, 2020 @ 7:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -81.2854 West, latitude -2.1074 South, depth = 35.87 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:49:49 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.87 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us70009nqz. Event ids that are associated: us70009nqz.
Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from La Libertad (c. 75 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 43 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 42 200 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Elena, La Libertad, Salinas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 37 km WNW of Salinas, Ecuador.
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