Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 81 km northwest of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador, on 2020-07-21 17:25:11

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 81 km northwest of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador, on 2020-07-21 17:25:11 Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 81 km northwest of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador, on 2020-07-21 17:25:11

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 9 km depth

21 Jul 22:30 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 5 minutes.
Jul 21 22:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 9.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 21, 2020 22:25:11 UTC
Local time at epicenter2020-07-21 17:25:11
Depth9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude1.68°S / 80.4°W (Canton Pajan, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador)
Antipode1.68°N / 99.6°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceIGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Nearest volcanoChimborazo (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities15 km (9 mi) SSE of Pajan (Manabí) (pop: 9,180) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NW of Pedro Carbo (Guayas) (pop: 23,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) SSE of Jipijapa (Manabí) (pop: 35,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) S of Sucre (24 de Mayo, Manabí) (pop: 15,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) WNW of El Triunfo (Cantón Daule, Guayas) (pop: 32,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) WSW of Balzar (Guayas) (pop: 40,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) S of Portoviejo (Manabí) (pop: 170,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) NW of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) SSE of Manta (Manabí) (pop: 183,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
264 km (164 mi) SW of Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.39 kmEcuador - Manabi, a 14.86km de PajanIGEPN
4.45 kmNear Coast Of EcuadorEMSC

User reports for this quake (7)

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Santa Lucia, Cantón Guayaquil, Guayas (71.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Manglaralto, Santa Elena / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Manta / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Clemente / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Portoviejo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Papa Noel,ayampe ecuador / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Chair I was sitting in rocked sideways  
Paján (Ecuador, 14 km NW of epicenter) : Felt a mild shake, coast of ecuador (reported through EMSC)  
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