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
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
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.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, 342 km north of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador, 19 Dec 2020 2:56 am (GMT -6)

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

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)

Map of earlier quakes

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.