A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Esmeraldas in Ecuador on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:21:16 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 36.61 km (23 miles). Unique identifier: us7000d0fd. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0fd. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 19:21:16 / January 15, 2021 @ 7:21 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.7623 West, latitude 1.0328 North, depth = 36.61 km.
The epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Valdez, Rosa Zarate, Muisne (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km NW of Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
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