Mag. 3.5 earthquake - 34 km south of Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, on 2020-10-27 07:02:04 -

Mag. 3.5 earthquake  - 34 km south of Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, on 2020-10-27 07:02:04

Minor magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 6 km depth

27 Oct 12:06 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 4 minutes.
27 Oct 12:12: Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SW.
27 Oct 12:18: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.3.
27 Oct 14:04: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 6.0 km (from 3.1 to 3.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards ENE.
Date & time: 27 Oct 2020 12:02:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-27 07:02:04
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.53°S / 78.47°W (Canton Mejia, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Cotopaxi (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) E 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!
48 km (30 mi) NNE of Latacunga (Cotopaxi) (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) NNE of Pujili (Cotopaxi) (pop: 16,200) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) N of Ambato (Tungurahua) (pop: 154,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NE of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 9°C (48 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.56 kmEcuador - Pichincha, A 9.38km De MachachiIGEPN
M 3.56 km34 Km S of Quito, EcuadorEMSC

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Sangolqui, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : I was woken up by the quake, which involved mild lateral shaking. I filmed the ceiling lamp swinging.
41 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
38.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Swinging of building was felt at the 6th floor.
43.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Conocoto (26 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
20.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
45.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
35.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Quito / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
quito / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Quito Wyndham hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Started to feel the building sway side to side slowly like of water the desk drawers opened
Quito / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Latacunga- Cotopaxi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Lumbisi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito (Ecuador, 35 km NW of epicenter) : Leve pero largo (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 34 km NW of epicenter) : Leve, oscilatorio con réplica. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 34 km NW of epicenter) : Temblor fuerte 5 grados (reported through EMSC)
Sangolquí (Ecuador, 22 km N of epicenter) : De intensidad considerable en el Sur de Quito, se sintió bastante fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Sangolquí (Ecuador, 22 km N of epicenter) : Maybe 5 seconds (reported through EMSC)
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