Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 133 km north of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Colombia, on 2020-01-16 23:32:04 -05:00 -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 133 km north of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Colombia, on 2020-01-16 23:32:04 -05:00

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Jan 04:54 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Jan 2020 04:32:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-16 23:32:04 -05:00
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.1522°N / 79.691°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Negro de Mayasquer (242 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) WNW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) N of Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (112 mi) WSW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) WNW of Tuquerres (Túquerres) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (213 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
680 km (423 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.810 km104km WNW of Tumaco, ColombiaUSGS
M 4.810 kmSouth Of Panama (Colombia)EMSC
M 4.910 kmSouth of Panama (Colombia)GFZ

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