Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - Canton Espejo, 13 km northwest of San Gabriel (Montufar), Provincia del Carchi, Ecuador, on 2020-10-26 05:58:12 -

Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - Canton Espejo, 13 km northwest of San Gabriel (Montufar), Provincia del Carchi, Ecuador, on 2020-10-26 05:58:12

Light magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 2 km depth

26 Oct 11:00 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 2 minutes.
26 Oct 11:02: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.6.
26 Oct 11:06: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 2.0 km (from 3.1 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.5 km (4 mi) towards SSE.
Update Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 11:30
Small tremor of magnitude 3.3 reported 88 km southwest of Pasto, Ecuador
3.3 quake: Ecuador - Carchi, A 13.15km De San Gabriel, 26 Oct 2020 10:58
3.3 quake: Ecuador - Carchi, A 13.15km De San Gabriel, 26 Oct 2020 10:58
A very shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported early morning near the town of El Ángel, Ecuador. According to the Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN), the quake hit early morning on Monday 26 October at 5.58 am local time at a very shallow depth of 2 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 3.5 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include El Ángel (pop. 4,000) at a distance of 11 km with weak shaking, San Gabriel (pop. 15,100) at a distance of 13 km with weak shaking, and Ibarra (pop. 133,000) at a distance of 47 km with very weak shaking. In Pasto (pop. 382,200, 88 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Oct 26, 2020 10:58:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-26 05:58:12
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.7°N / 77.88°W (Canton Espejo, Provincia del Carchi, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.7°S / 102.12°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Negro de Mayasquer (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) NNW of San Gabriel (Montufar, Carchi) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SW of Tulcan (Carchi) (pop: 86,500) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Cumbal (Nariño, Colombia) (pop: 7,530) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) N of Pimampiro (Imbabura) (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NE of Atuntaqui (Antonio Ante, Imbabura) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NE of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNE of Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Pasto (Nariño, Colombia) (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NE of Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) NE of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 2°C (36 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 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.
3.32 kmEcuador - Carchi, A 13.15km De San GabrielIGEPN
3.55 kmColombia-ecuador Border RegionEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Huaca Ecuador / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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