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Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 102 km southeast of Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, on 2 Oct 7:11 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 102 km southeast of Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, on 2 Oct 7:11 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 102 km southeast of Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, on 2 Oct 7:11 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 2 km depth

3 Oct 00:16 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
3 Oct 00:24: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.0 to 2.0 km (from 2.5 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 30 km (18.6 mi) towards NE.
3 Oct 01:13: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7. Epicenter location corrected by 10.3 km (6.4 mi) towards SE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 3, 2020 00:11:05 UTC
Local time at epicenter2 Oct 7:11 pm (GMT -5)
Depth2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude1.08°S / 78.17°W (Canton Baños, Provincia del Tungurahua, Ecuador)
Antipode1.08°N / 101.83°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt9 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoTungurahua (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities41 km (25 mi) WSW of Tena (Napo) (pop: 17,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Pillaro (Cantón Píllaro, Tungurahua) (pop: 7,460) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) NE of Banos (Cantón Baños, Tungurahua) (pop: 9,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) NE of Pelileo (Provincia de Tungurahua) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) ENE of Ambato (Provincia de Tungurahua) (pop: 154,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) ESE of Pujili (Cotopaxi) (pop: 16,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SE of Machachi (Mejia, Pichincha) (pop: 25,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) NE of Riobamba (Chimborazo) (pop: 124,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (64 mi) SSE of Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
228 km (141 mi) NE of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 18.7°C (66 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.72 km49 Km NNW of Puyo, EcuadorEMSC
4.54 kmEcuador - Tungurahua, A 14.38km De PillaroIGEPN
4.568 km50 Km ENE of Ambato, EcuadorGFZ
4.710 km38 Km NE of Baños, EcuadorUSGS


Seismic station: Santa Helena, Medellin, Colombia (HEL/CM network) | Distance from quake: 860 km / 534 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Santa Helena, Medellin, Colombia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (11)

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Tarqui, Pastaza, Ecuador (0.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Ambato, Tungurahua (56.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Paniqui tarlac (17400.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Im scared please keep safe  
Ulba, Tungurahua (42.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Dogs barking. Long enough to run outside. (reported through our app)  
Sangolqui, Canton Rumiñahui, Provincia de Pichincha (92.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Banos, Ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Ambato / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Baños / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Pillaro / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Ambato (Ecuador, 51 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió con fuerza (reported through EMSC)  
Baños (Ecuador, 45 km SW of epicenter) : Felt it like sinking in Baños (reported through EMSC)  

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