A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Esmeraldas in Ecuador on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 09:31:08 / January 10, 2021 @ 9:31 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:31:08 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -79.7147 West, latitude 1.0083 North, depth = 35 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: us7000d1ef. Id of event: us7000d1ef.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Valdez, Rosa Zarate, Muisne. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 9 km (5 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km NW of Esmeraldas, Ecuador. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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