A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Esmeraldas in Ecuador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:25:41 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -79.6666 West, latitude 1.1165 North, depth = 35.36 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1ec. Unique identifier: us7000d1ec. Global time and date of event 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 08:25:41 / January 10, 2021 @ 8:25 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Valdez, Muisne (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Esmeraldas (c. 165 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km N of Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
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