Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 28 km northwest of Machala, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador, on Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021 6:20 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 28 km northwest of Machala, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador, on Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021 6:20 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 24 km depth

31 Mar 11:26 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 6 minutes.
31 Mar 11:28: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 23.0 km (from 5 to 14.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.6 km (3.5 mi) towards SW.
31 Mar 11:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.0 to 24.0 km (from 14.3 to 14.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 31 Mar 2021 11:20:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021 6:20 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.03°S / 80.06°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Licto (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NNW of Puerto Bolivar (Machala) (pop: 8,300) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NNW of Machala (pop: 198,100) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Balao (pop: 12,200) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NW of Pasaje (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNW of Santa Rosa (pop: 41,800) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Huaquillas (pop: 39,800) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) SE of Playas (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Naranjal (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) S of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) SSW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 23.9°C (75 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from SW
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.124 kmPeru-Ecuador Border Region, A 28.04km De MachalaIGEPN
4.062 kmPERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGIONEMSC

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366 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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