A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. Exact location, longitude -77.5181° West, latitude -1.5807° South, depth = 173.69 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:38:34 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 15:38:34 / June 24, 2020 @ 3:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 173.69 km (108 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000ahvl. Event ids that are associated: us6000ahvl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Baños (c. 9 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Archidona (c. 7 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Macas, Baños, Archidona (min 5000 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 51 km ENE of Palora, Ecuador.
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