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
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.06 kmEcuador - Imbabura, A 13.97km De CotacachiIGEPN
3.47 km162 Km Al Sureste De Esmeraldas, EcuadorINETER

User reports for this quake (5)

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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)
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