Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - San Miguel de Urcuqui Canton, 13 km northwest of Ibarra, Ecuador, on Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 4:46 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - San Miguel de Urcuqui Canton, 13 km northwest of Ibarra, Ecuador, on Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 4:46 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 3 km depth

20 Mar 11:24 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 1 hour and 37 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Mar 2021 09:46:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 4:46 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.43°N / 78.21°W (San Miguel de Urcuqui Canton, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chachimbiro (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) N of Atuntaqui (Antonio Ante, Imbabura) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NW of Ibarra (Imbabura) (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) W of Pimampiro (Imbabura) (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) N of Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WSW of San Gabriel (Montufar, Carchi) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) NNE of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Sangolqui (Rumiðahui, Pichincha) (pop: 5,110) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of Tuquerres (Túquerres, Nariño, Colombia) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NE of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.83 kmEcuador - Imbabura, A 10.88km De AtuntaquiIGEPN

User reports for this quake (3)

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Cuenca, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago del Reyes / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : There was a heavy wind like sound and then one short lateral movement. All very mild.  
El tablon arriba de Iruguincho / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : I was teaching an online class during the shake.  
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