A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Esmeraldas in Ecuador on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0ms. Id of event: us7000d0ms. Global time and date of event 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 10:43:41 / January 16, 2021 @ 10:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -79.7011° West, 0.8816° North, depth 34.94 km. The temblor was detected at 10:43:41 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.94 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 10 km (6 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 46 km (29 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valdez, Rosa Zarate, Muisne.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km SSW of Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
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