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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Ecuador on Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Ecuador on Wednesday, 24 June 2020
24 Jun 15:47 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Jun 24 15:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 174.0 to 169.0 km.
Jun 24 15:51: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 169.0 to 165.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 165.0 to 167.0 km.
Jun 24 15:59: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 167.0 to 169.0 km.
Date & time: Wednesday, 24 June 2020 15:38 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 169.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.58°S / 77.56°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Tungurahua (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) NE of Palora (pop: 6,500)
50 km (31 mi) SE of Puyo (pop: 24,900)
71 km (44 mi) SE of Tena (pop: 17,200)
123 km (77 mi) SE of Ambato (pop: 154,400)
185 km (115 mi) SE of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
186 km (115 mi) SE of Tutamandahostel (pop: 140,000)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 24 Jun 15:38 UTCM 5.1 / 169 km EcuadorEMSC
Wed, 24 Jun 15:38 UTCM 5.1 / 180.6 km EcuadorGeoAu
Wed, 24 Jun 15:38 UTCM 5.1 / 173.7 km51 km ENE of Palora, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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Ghana Accra Adenta / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It only happened for a few seconds
mckinleyville / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cariamanga (Ecuador, 376 km SW of epicenter) : Suave (reported through EMSC)
28 de Mayo (Ecuador, 275 km SW of epicenter) : Felt from 3rd story apartment while sitting still. (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 271 km W of epicenter) : Leve movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 268 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió leve en Guayaquil (reported through EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador, 217 km SW of epicenter) : Suave en cuenca (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake: Ecuador, 24 Jun 2020 15:38

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Ecuador on Wednesday, 24 June 2020

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