Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 342 km north of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador, on Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 2:56 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 342 km north of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador, on Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 2:56 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 1 km depth

19 Dec 09:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 32 minutes.
Date & time: 19 Dec 2020 08:56:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 2:56 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.128°N / 89.197°W (North Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Genovesa (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
340 km (211 mi) N of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal) (pop: 4,210) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) NNE of Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) (pop: 9,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1215 km (755 mi) WNW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) SSW of Cocos Island --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) SSW of Viking Rock Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.5°C (74 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.61 km445 Km Al Suroeste De Isla Del Coco, Costa Rica, EcuadorINETER

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Bahia de Caraquez, Manabi, Ecuador / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : The building creaked, I am in an 8 story concrete building on the shore in Bahia de Caraquez | One user found this interesting.
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, 342 km north of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador, 19 Dec 2020 2:56 am (GMT -6)

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 342 km north of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador, on Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 2:56 am (GMT -6)

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