Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 63 km northwest of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, on Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 21:11 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 63 km northwest of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, on Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 21:11 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 51 km depth

15 Dec 21:34 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 15 Dec 2018 21:11:43 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.26°N / 78.81°W (Canton Quito, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Pululahua (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) W of Cotacachi (Imbabura) (pop: 8,240) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) W of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) W of Atuntaqui (Antonio Ante, Imbabura) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) E of Rosa Zarate (Esmeraldas) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NNW of Sangolqui (Rumiðahui, Pichincha) (pop: 5,110) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) WNW of Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNW of Machachi (Mejia, Pichincha) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Pimampiro (Imbabura) (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) NNE of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.051 km COLOMBIA-ECUADOR BORDER REGIONEMSC
5.048 km- 58km E of Rosa Zarate, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (16)

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San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (61.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito (62.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Rocking chair was moving back-and-forth by itself. Could feel the buildings way.  
Carcelen / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pedro vicente maldonado / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Checa / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt tingling from Sofa inside lounge.  
Quito, near Quicentro Mall / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt slight jolt and gentle swaying of apartment building  
San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (63.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Aprox 10 seconds  
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Two shakes close together.  
Rosa Zarate, Cantón Quinindé, Esmeraldas (74.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quito (55.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Long rolling quake (reported through our app)  
San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (58.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Cumbaya (Ecuador, 76 km SE of epicenter) : Almost not felt, just a slight sideways sway lasting no more than a couple of seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
(Ecuador, 68 km S of epicenter) : Leve en Sto Domingo (reported through EMSC)  
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