A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Cañar in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us6000c64h. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c64h. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.84 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -78.5602° West, latitude -2.4765° South, depth = 104.84 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/20 / 2020-09-30 00:46:44 / September 30, 2020 @ 12:46 am. The temblor was picked up at 00:46:44 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). 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). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Riobamba (c. 124 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Gualaceo (c. 17 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Riobamba, La Troncal, Cuenca (min 5000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km ENE of Cañar, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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