Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 102 km north of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador, on 2020-05-30 07:40:06 -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 102 km north of Guayaquil, 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: 30 May 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 (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) N of Balzar (pop: 40,100)
24 km (15 mi) NW of Palenque (pop: 9,080)
35 km (22 mi) NW of Vinces (pop: 32,500)
39 km (24 mi) SW of Velasco Ibarra (Empalme) (pop: 48,800)
56 km (35 mi) SW of Quevedo (pop: 119,400)
67 km (41 mi) SE of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
102 km (63 mi) N of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
645 km (401 mi) SW of Cali (Colombia) (pop: 2,392,900)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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

User reports for this quake (68)

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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)
97 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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)
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)
188.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito, Ecuador (201.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
205.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
95.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
195.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke from sleep. 4th floor, no damage.
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)
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)
97 km S of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
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)
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)
100.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
190.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At first y thought about a storm, but realised that it has to be an earthquake. Inside of the bed the shaking could be feel for many seconds.
La Mana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bastante intenso. Moderadamente largo. Casi todos los años en el mes de mayo hay un temblor intenso en Ecuador.
Bahia de Caraquez, Manabi, Ecuador / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Concrete building started shaking violently, I ran out the door and into the lot behind. New cracks in the walls and in the floor of the 7 story building. Just felt another little jolt.
Chone, Manabí, Ecuador / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
South of Guayaquil / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puerto Azul, Guayaquil, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sauces 3 Guayaquil Ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sauces 3 Hora7.20 Glass of milk shake and the roof lamps also shake. Guayaquil , Ecuador.
Manta, high rise / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke from sleep, one jolt sideways.5th floor.
Mompiche / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The house shake
Olón / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guayaquil / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Crucita, Manabi, Ecuador / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cuenca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Quito / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : very weak rolling motion for about 10 seconds
Manta, Ecuador / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guayaquil Ceibos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Clemente / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Manglaralto (Ecuador, 136 km SW of epicenter) : Slightly felt in Olon, Santa Elena. Quick rolling motion. (reported through EMSC)
Manta (Ecuador, 130 km W of epicenter) : Felt in Manta...bed shaking (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 108 km S of epicenter) : estaba dormido y desperté con el movimiento de lA cama (reported through EMSC)
Eloy Alfaro (Ecuador, 107 km S of epicenter) : Un solo remezón (reported through EMSC)
Santa Elena (Ecuador, 183 km SW of epicenter) : Reporte de Inst. Geofísico determinó de magnitud 5.0. Acaso si tío muy leve. Gracias a Dios. (reported through EMSC)
Santa Elena (Ecuador, 183 km SW of epicenter) : Shook the bed. Heard rattling.. No damage. We are ion the coast, n Olon, Santa Elena Province (reported through EMSC)
Tutamandahostel (Ecuador, 164 km NE of epicenter) : QUITO just a minor shake (reported through EMSC)
Tutamandahostel (Ecuador, 164 km NE of epicenter) : Uf fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Tutamandahostel (Ecuador, 164 km NE of epicenter) : sentido en Quito. corta duración pero fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Tutamandahostel (Ecuador, 164 km NE of epicenter) : Temblor en Quito (reported through EMSC)
Tutamandahostel (Ecuador, 164 km NE of epicenter) : Quito centro norte. Fuerte pero rápido. (reported through EMSC)
Montecristi (Ecuador, 125 km W of epicenter) : À Manta: légère secousse! (reported through EMSC)
Jipijapa (Ecuador, 115 km W of epicenter) : Puerto Cayo, Ecuador (reported through EMSC)
Jipijapa (Ecuador, 115 km W of epicenter) : Small shake, about 30 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 113 km S of epicenter) : Temblor (reported through EMSC)
Eloy Alfaro (Ecuador, 110 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió como una sacudida fuerte, pero de corta duración (reported through EMSC)
Eloy Alfaro (Ecuador, 110 km S of epicenter) : Lo sentí con buena intensidad aquí en Guayaquil en el sector de Guayacanes (reported through EMSC)
Eloy Alfaro (Ecuador, 110 km S of epicenter) : Un solo movimiento fuerte. Estamos bien. Aunque esta semana 2 temblores. Deberíamos estar alerta. (reported through EMSC)
Eloy Alfaro (Ecuador, 110 km S of epicenter) : Strong Very Short Shake (reported through EMSC)
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