A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Esmeraldas in Ecuador. Global time and date of event 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 10:35:17 / January 15, 2021 @ 10:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -79.733° West, 1.0705° North. Event id: us7000d0ab. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0ab. The temblor was picked up at 10:35:17 / 10:35 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, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Valdez, Muisne (min 5000 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 two and in the last 365 days two 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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