A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ventanas in Ecuador on Saturday. Unique identifier: us6000a2mq. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a2mq. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:40:08 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.41 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/05/20 / 2020-05-30 12:40:08 / May 30, 2020 @ 12:40 pm. Exact location, longitude -79.5659° West, latitude -1.2602° South, depth = 106.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pedro Carbo, Sucre, Yaguachi Nuevo. The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chone (c. 44 800 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Vinces (c. 32 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nearby.
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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. 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: 23 km NNW of Ventanas, Ecuador.
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