A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Yantzaza in Ecuador. The temblor was picked up at 10:51:30 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000dimv. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dimv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.98 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 10:51:30 / February 18, 2021 @ 10:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -78.7749° West, latitude -3.9382° South, depth = 86.98 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Catacocha, Portovelo, Zaruma. Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Loja (c. 117 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Catamayo (c. 18 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Cariamanga (c. 16 900 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Zamora (c. 15 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Zaruma (c. 12 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Catacocha (c. 10 900 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Yantzaza (c. 10 000 pop).
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 11 km S of Yantzaza, Ecuador.
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