A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 100 km ESE of Gualaquiza, Ecuador (62 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.7264 West, latitude -3.71 South, depth = 49.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1ue. Id of event: us6000d1ue. Global time and date of event 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 10:46:20 / December 22, 2020 @ 10:46 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:46:20 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.24 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 100 km ESE of Gualaquiza, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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