Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Canton Cotacachi, 30 km west of Ibarra, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador, on Sunday, 31 Jan 2021 4:47 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Canton Cotacachi, 30 km west of Ibarra, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador, on Sunday, 31 Jan 2021 4:47 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 6 km depth

31 Jan 10:06 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 31 Jan 2021 09:47:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 31 Jan 2021 4:47 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.31°N / 78.39°W (Canton Cotacachi, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Cuicocha (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) W of Cotacachi (Imbabura) (pop: 8,240) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) WNW of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) W of Atuntaqui (Antonio Ante, Imbabura) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) W of Ibarra (Imbabura) (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NW of Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NNE of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WSW of San Gabriel (Montufar, Carchi) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Machachi (Mejia, Pichincha) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Tulcan (Carchi) (pop: 86,500) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) NE of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 6°C (43 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.06 kmEcuador - Imbabura, A 13.97km De CotacachiIGEPN
3.47 km162 Km Al Sureste De Esmeraldas, EcuadorINETER

User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
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!
Cotacachi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My husband awakened but I did not. He heard rattling on shelves and felt a short (2-3 seconds) sharp jerking of the bed. 4:45 a.m. City of Cotacachi  
Otavalo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Fue un susto uno ya se queda con ese temor del terremoto anterior antes dando gracias a Dios fue leve.  
near San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (41 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No lo senti estaba durmiendo pero me alegra que no aiga pasado nada malo mientras dormia. (reported through our app)  
near San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (41 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Cotacachi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
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.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card 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!
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.