Quito (9.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 23 km northeast of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, on 2020-03-08 09:12:19 -
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Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 5 km depth
8 Mar 14:24 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 12 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-08 09:12:19
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.04°S / 78.44°W (Canton Quito, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Casitagua (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) NNE of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) N of Sangolqui (Rumiðahui, Pichincha) (pop: 5,110) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) WSW of Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SSW of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSW of Atuntaqui (Antonio Ante, Imbabura) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NNE of Machachi (Mejia, Pichincha) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) SW of Pimampiro (Imbabura) (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of San Gabriel (Montufar, Carchi) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) NNE of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.0||5 km||Ecuador - Pichincha, a 16.09km de Quito||IGEPN|
User reports for this quake (1)
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