A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Celica in Ecuador. Unique identifier: us6000dhav. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dhav. Exact location, longitude -80.1547° West, latitude -4.0956° South, depth = 71.44 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71.44 km (44 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:18:33 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 05:18:33 / February 13, 2021 @ 5:18 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sullana, Marcavelica, Loja. Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Loja (c. 117 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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