Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 34 km south of Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, on 2020-10-27 06:59:20 -

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 34 km south of Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, on 2020-10-27 06:59:20

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 3 km depth

27 Oct 12:04 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 5 minutes.
27 Oct 12:06: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9.
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27 Oct 12:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.5.
Date & time: 27 Oct 2020 11:59:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-27 06:59:20
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.53°S / 78.49°W (Canton Mejia, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Cotopaxi (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) ESE of Machachi (Mejia, Pichincha) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) S of Sangolqui (Rumiðahui, Pichincha) (pop: 5,110) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NNE of Latacunga (Cotopaxi) (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Pujili (Cotopaxi) (pop: 16,200) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) N of San Miguel de Salcedo (Salcedo, Cotopaxi) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Ambato (Tungurahua) (pop: 154,400) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) NE of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 9°C (48 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SE
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.53 kmEcuador - Pichincha, A 9.72km De MachachiIGEPN
M 4.510 km30 Km SE of Quito, EcuadorGFZ
M 4.710 km33 Km S of Quito, EcuadorEMSC
M 4.710.6 km20 Km WNW of Machachi, EcuadorUSGS
M 4.710.6 km20 Km WNW of Machachi, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (58)

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Quito / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : The pronounced horizontal shaking woke me up and seemed to go on for a long time. The walls creaked and the window shades swayed. The facade of the building across the street shook.
39.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s
43 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Hostel secret garden (3.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
Tumbaco (33.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
59.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : If we were not already awake I would not have felt it. It was a very slow shake, not a vibration.
Santa Rosa (363.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I was awake at that hour but felt nothing.
Calderón (47.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Conocoto (27 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Conocoto (26.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
33.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
40 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
41 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
16 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
39.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s
41 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (247.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
37.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
27.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
36.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Quitumbe (27.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
36.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
42 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
QUITO (39.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Quito (41.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quito (46.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
Sangolqui (20.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Ligth shake I live a round sangolqui city
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
Lumbisi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Antonio mitad del mundo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : It woke me up
atuntaqui / not felt
quito international airport / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Was sleeping at the airport and the movements of the floor jarred me awake
Quito / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Cumbaya / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Quito, Cochapamba / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Quito, ground floor apartment / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : I was in bed, and I thought my kids came in and shook my bed.
Quito / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Cumbaya / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
machachi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Quito, Cumbaya / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Quito, near to Ave. Eloy Alfaro. / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Quito, Sangolqui / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 5-10 s
Quito / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Lumbisi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Monjas / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Quito / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was strong quake woke me up and second quake after 10 seconds same strength
Quito / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
La Armenia. Quito. Ecuador / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Cumbaya / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Quito high-rise building / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Quito (Ecuador, 33 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte y largo (reported through EMSC)
(Ecuador, 100 km N of epicenter) : Was short, not strong but definitely noticeable for me here in Otavalo (reported through EMSC)
Tutamandahostel (Ecuador, 36 km NW of epicenter) : Movimiento oscilante en la ciudad de QuitoModeradamente fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Tutamandahostel (Ecuador, 36 km NW of epicenter) : 4.9 Machachi Ecuador (reported through EMSC)
Tutamandahostel (Ecuador, 36 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte norte de Quito (reported through EMSC)
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