Ecuador Rocked By 5.1 Earthquake

Earthquake location -1.8727S, -79.9016W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from El Triunfo in Ecuador. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.61 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hfc9. Id of event: us1000hfc9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 21:08:56 / October 21, 2018 @ 9:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -79.9016 West, latitude -1.8727 South, depth = 70.61 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:08:56 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Guayaquil (c. 1 952 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Eloy Alfaro (c. 167 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Quevedo (c. 119 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Babahoyo (c. 76 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Velasco Ibarra (c. 48 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ventanas (c. 46 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Balzar (c. 40 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quevedo, Guaranda, Playas.

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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