Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 75 km northwest of Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, on 2020-08-30 14:09:45 -
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Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 5 km depth
30 Aug 19:14 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 4 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2020-08-30 14:09:45
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.39°N / 78.79°W↗ (Canton Cotacachi, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.39°S / 101.21°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cuicocha (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) W of Cotacachi (Imbabura) (pop: 8,240) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WNW of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) W of Atuntaqui (Antonio Ante, Imbabura) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) W of Ibarra (Imbabura) (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) E of Rosa Zarate (Esmeraldas) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) WNW of Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NNE of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) S of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) ESE of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.5||5 km||Ecuador - Imbabura, A 59.48km De Cotacachi||IGEPN|
|3.5||5 km||Colombia-ecuador Border Region||EMSC|
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