Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 9.5 km north of Balzar, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on 2020-05-30 07:40:06

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 9.5 km north of Balzar, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on 2020-05-30 07:40:06

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 61 km depth

30 May 12:44 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 4 minutes.
May 30 12:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 61.0 to 56.0 km.
May 30 12:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 61.0 km.
Date & time: May 30, 2020 12:40:06 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-30 07:40:06
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 61.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.28°S / 79.9°W (Canton Balzar, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador)
Antipode: 1.28°N / 100.1°E
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) N of Balzar (Guayas) (pop: 40,100) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNW of Vinces (Los Ríos) (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Empalme (Guayas) (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Ventanas (Los Ríos) (pop: 46,700) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) WSW of Quevedo (Los Ríos) (pop: 119,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) N of El Triunfo (Cantón Daule, Guayas) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Manta (Manabí) (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) N of Duran (Guayas) (pop: 167,800) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) N of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (120 mi) SW of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.261 kmEcuador - Guayas, a 9.76km de BalzarIGEPN
4.7106 km23 km NNW of Ventanas, EcuadorUSGS
4.7113 kmEcuadorEMSC
4.784 kmEcuadorGFZ

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Mirador San Jose, Montecristi, Manabi KM607 Ruta S (102 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Rolling movement and then shaking the bed second floor. Dogs started to bark first floor and ran outside. No rattles, no broken objects or cracks.  
Quito, Ecuador (203.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My apartment building shook back and forth, and the walls creaked. There was a lull and it shook again very weakly. (reported through our app)  
Duran, Guayas (97 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (197.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Cuenca (205 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Portoviejo (68.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
near Rocafuerte, Manabí (89 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
mompiche (199.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
El Carmen, Manabí (122 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (188.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito, Ecuador (201.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
near San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (205.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Caracas, Cantón Sucre, Manabí (95.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (195.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke from sleep. 4th floor, no damage.  
Guayaquil (101.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintió movimiento de gran intensidad (reported through our app)  
Quito (198.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (97.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Me levanto (reported through our app)  
Sangolqui, Canton Rumiñahui, Provincia de Pichincha (190.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Se sintió leve en Quito (reported through our app)  
Guayaquil (101.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Clemente (91.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Duran, Guayas (97 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
near Caracas, Cantón Sucre, Manabí (108.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
quito (195.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quito north (201.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Short side to side movement. Hanging lamps lightly swinging. (reported through our app)  
Cumbayá (201.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Duran, Guayas (94.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (100.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil (100.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Sangolqui, Canton Rumiñahui, Provincia de Pichincha (190.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
near Duran, Guayas (87.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Puerto Cayo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking and rattling of doors and windows. It started, stopped, then started again and lasted for several seconds  
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