A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Palora in Ecuador. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 156.13 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 156.13 km, -77.511° West, -1.9585° South. Id of earthquake: us6000c7sl. Event ids that are associated: us6000c7sl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:58:00 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 09:58:00 / October 7, 2020 @ 9:58 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sucúa, Macas, Puyo. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 57 km ESE of Palora, Ecuador.
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