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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Peru-Ecuador Border Region, a 14.70km de Huaquillas on Friday, 3 January 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Peru-Ecuador Border Region, a 14.70km de Huaquillas on Friday, 3 January 2020
3 Jan 14:22 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 5 minutes.
Jan 3 14:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Jan 3 14:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 22.0 to 32.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.0 to 51.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 3 January 2020 14:16 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-03 09:16:40
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.4°S / 80.33°W (Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NW of El Bendito (pop: 100)
13 km (8 mi) NW of Aguas Verdes (pop: 9,100)
13 km (8 mi) NW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900)
143 km (89 mi) SW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
157 km (98 mi) SW of Cuenca (pop: 277,000)
1028 km (639 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-01-03 09:16:40 (3 Jan 14:16:40 UTC)M 5.0 / 51 kmPeru-Ecuador Border Region, a 14.70km de HuaquillasIGEPN
2020-01-03 09:16:42 -05:00 (3 Jan 14:16:42 UTC)M 4.9 / 61.3 km14km SW of Puerto Bolivar, EcuadorUSGS
Fri, 3 Jan 14:16 UTCM 4.9 / 56 kmPeru-ecuador Border RegionEMSC
Fri, 3 Jan 14:16 UTCM 4.7 / 60 kmPeru-Ecuador Border RegionGFZ

User reports for this quake (12)

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553.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
144.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Se movieron las lamparas (reported through our app)
Yunguilla Valley slight rattling of windows / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Yunguilla Valley
Cuenca, Ecuador. My wife and kids felt it. The c / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very weak shaking
Playas (76.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was writing on my phone when the Earth Started to move for a few secounds.
Ecuador Machala (304.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Pasaje (59.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Fueron dos remesones fuertes (reported through our app)
Machala / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guayaquil / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Machala (36.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 142 km N of epicenter) : Muy ligero y breve. ..dudé si realmente fue un temblor (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 128 km N of epicenter) : Algunos movimientos (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Peru-Ecuador Border Region, a 14.70km de Huaquillas, 3 Jan 2020 14:16

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 12 Feb 2020 10:14 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Peru-Ecuador Border Region, a 14.70km de Huaquillas on Friday, 3 January 2020

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