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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 8.9 km ESE of Machachi, Ecuador, on Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 1:16 am (GMT -5)

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 8.9 km ESE of Machachi, Ecuador, on Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 1:16 am (GMT -5) Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 8.9 km ESE of Machachi, Ecuador, on Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 1:16 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 9 km depth

30 Oct 06:28 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 12 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 30, 2020 06:16:15 UTC
Local time at epicenterFriday, Oct 30, 2020 at 1:16 am (GMT -5)
Depth9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.53°S / 78.49°W (Canton Mejia, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador)
Antipode0.53°N / 101.51°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceIGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Nearest volcanoCotopaxi (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (6 mi) ESE of Machachi (Mejia, Pichincha) (pop: 25,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) S of Sangolqui (Rumiðahui, Pichincha) (pop: 5,110) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) S of Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Pujili (Cotopaxi) (pop: 16,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) N of Ambato (Provincia de Tungurahua) (pop: 154,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) SSW of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) N of Pelileo (Provincia de Tungurahua) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) NW of Tena (Napo) (pop: 17,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 14°C (57 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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.
3.09 kmEcuador - Pichincha, A 9.62km De MachachiIGEPN
3.09 km34 Km S of Quito, EcuadorEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Loja / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Panama / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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