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Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - ECUADOR on Monday, 1 January 2018

Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake  - ECUADOR on Monday, 1 January 2018
Date & time: Monday, 1 January 2018 14:24 UTC
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.15°S / 78.38°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Pululahua (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) NE of Tutamandahostel (pop: 140,000)
18 km (11 mi) NE of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
22 km (14 mi) NE of Sangolquí (pop: 5,100)
34 km (21 mi) SW of Cayambe (pop: 26,600)
89 km (55 mi) E of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
195 km (121 mi) SW of Pasto (pop: 382,200)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 1 Jan 14:24 UTCM 3.8 / 7 km ECUADOREMSC

User reports for this quake (27)

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Quito- Batán Alto / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guapulo at Stubel Cafe / Light shaking (MMI IV) : While eating breakfast at Stubel Cafe light shaking caused awareness of all the restaurant guests and working crew. We all stayed as we were but ready to run outside if the situation became worse, however no further action occurred.
Quito (13.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quito sur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito, El Condado / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was sleeping and was awaken by the shaking
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puembo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Los Chillo,Quito / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were watching a movie and the ground started shaking like jello. We went out side and stayed there for five minuets just in case of an after shock.
13.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito, San Antonio de Pichincha (18.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quito (20.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito, ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV) : About 9:25 a.m. January 1, 2018. Back and forth less than 5 seconds. Light shaking.
Quito / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Quito / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lasted about 5 seconds
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The house moved
Quito, Ecuador / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Quito (13.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
cumbaya / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pallatanga (Ecuador, 217 km S of epicenter) : Very short, shook house briefly (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 22 km SW of epicenter) : En Quito se sintió fuerte y rapido. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 13 km W of epicenter) : No tan fuerte y corto (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 10 km W of epicenter) : Light shaking of small furniture (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 10 km W of epicenter) : Fue como un rugido, corto. Más vibración que oscilación (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 12 km W of epicenter) : Amazonas y NNUU montan fuere y corto (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 13 km W of epicenter) : No tan fuerte y corto (reported through EMSC)
Cumbaya (Ecuador, 9 km SW of epicenter) : The trembles lasted about 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)

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Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - ECUADOR on Monday, 1 January 2018

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