A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Esmeraldas in Ecuador on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000csf9. Unique identifier: us7000csf9. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 09:00:34 / December 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 09:00:34 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -79.4577° West, latitude 1.4226° North, depth = 35.93 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.93 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tumaco, San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Valdez. Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tumaco (c. 86 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km NNE of Esmeraldas, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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