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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 82 km east of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador, on Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 5:52 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 82 km east of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador, on Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 5:52 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 82 km east of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador, on Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 5:52 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 1 km depth

15 Nov 22:56 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 3 minutes.
15 Nov 22:58: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3.
15 Nov 23:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.1 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.3 km (2.1 mi) towards E.
15 Nov 23:16: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 1.0 km (from 6.2 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards ESE.
Update Sun, 15 Nov 2020, 22:57
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Guayaquil, Ecuador
4.2 quake Ecuador - Guayas, A 10.90km De Bucay, 15 Nov 5.52 pm (GMT -5)
4.2 quake Ecuador - Guayas, A 10.90km De Bucay, 15 Nov 5.52 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred in the afternoon on Sunday 15 November 2020 at 5.52 pm local time near the town of La Troncal, Ecuador, as reported by the Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 5 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in La Troncal (pop. 36,400) located 19 km from the epicenter, Coronel Marcelino Maridueña (pop. 7,300) 24 km away, Naranjito (pop. 34,200) 30 km away, Alausí (pop. 14,300) 44 km away, Milagro (pop. 133,500) 44 km away, Eloy Alfaro (pop. 167,800) 71 km away, Cuenca (pop. 277,000) 72 km away, and Guayaquil (pop. 1,952,000) 74 km away.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 15, 2020 22:52:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 5:52 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.31°S / 79.16°W (Canton Cañar, Provincia del Cañar, Ecuador)
Antipode: 2.31°N / 100.84°E
Nearest volcano: Licto (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) ENE of La Troncal (Provincia de Cañar) (pop: 36,400) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Naranjito (Guayas) (pop: 34,200) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) ESE of San Francisco de Milagro (Guayas) (pop: 133,500) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NW of Azogues (Provincia de Cañar) (pop: 34,900) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SSE of Montalvo (Los Ríos) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) ESE of Yaguachi Nuevo (San Jacinto de Yaguachi, Guayas) (pop: 27,900) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NE of Naranjal (Guayas) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) E of Duran (Guayas) (pop: 167,800) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) E of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) SSW of Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 26.5°C (80 F), humidity: 51%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.11 kmEcuador - Canar, A 11.32km De BucayIGEPN
4.110 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC

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Cuenca, Azuay (69.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short : I live in Cuenca on the 6th and top floor of my edificio. There was a short shake, almost could have been a major gust of wind. Shortly afterward there was a strong shake - just one. The second one was obviously an earthquake. Strong - short.  
Cuenca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : We live on the 6th floor near Av Solano and felt it. Very weak. We were sitting down watching TV. | One user found this interesting.  
Guayaquil (81 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Cuenca, Azuay (69.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short
Santa Lucia, Cantón Guayaquil, Guayas (91 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se movieron las lámparas (reported through our app)  
Cuenca / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Cuenca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Cuenca, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Cuenca / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
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