A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Baños in Ecuador on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us6000c52d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c52d. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.1944 West, latitude -1.1385 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:11:07 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 00:11:07 / October 3, 2020 @ 12:11 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tena (c. 17 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pelileo (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sangolquí, Machachi, Riobamba. Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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