Major Earthquake (7.7 Mag) And Aftershocks Reported In Palora, Ecuador

Earthquake location -2.3S, -76.9W

A major earthquake with magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) was reported 132 kilometers (82 miles) from Palora in Ecuador on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 152 km (94 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -76.9° West, -2.3° South, depth 152 km. The 7.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:17:24 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/02/19 / 2019-02-22 10:17:24 / February 22, 2019 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Palora in Ecuador (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: at00pnbol0, pt19053000. Unique identifier: at00pnbol0.

The epicenter was 152 km (95 miles) from Puyo (c. 24 900 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Macas (c. 23 700 pop), 142 km (88 miles) from Sucúa (c. 7 400 pop), 136 km (84 miles) from Palora (c. 6 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puyo, Sucúa, Palora.

Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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