A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Coronel Marcelino Maridueña in Ecuador on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 10:15:34 / January 21, 2021 @ 10:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.02 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:15:34 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000d1zv. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1zv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.4668 West, latitude -2.3381 South, depth = 83.02 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ventanas, Gualaceo, Guaranda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cuenca (c. 277 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from La Troncal (c. 36 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Azogues (c. 34 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 14 km SSW of Coronel Marcelino Maridueña, Ecuador.
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