A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Machachi in Ecuador on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cdq4. Unique identifier: us6000cdq4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.7458 West, latitude -0.47 South, depth = 10.6 km. The temblor was reported at 11:59:18 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.6 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 11:59:18 / October 27, 2020 @ 11:59 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pelileo, Otavalo, Ambato (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Quito (c. 1 399 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (c. 200 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ambato (c. 154 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Latacunga (c. 51 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Otavalo (c. 32 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Cayambe (c. 26 600 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Machachi (c. 25 700 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km WNW of Machachi, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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