Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 57 km southwest of Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 4:03 pm (GMT -5) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 89 km southwest of Portoviejo, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, Jun 15, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT -5), which had occurred 33 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 57 km southwest of Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 4:03 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 2 km depth

15 Jun 21:08 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 5 minutes.
15 Jun 21:10: Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards W.
15 Jun 21:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 2.0 km (from 3.1 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.7 mi) towards WSW.
Update Tue, 15 Jun 2021, 21:12
Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Jipijapa, Cantón Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador
4.5 quake 15 Jun 4:03 pm (GMT -5)
4.5 quake 15 Jun 4:03 pm (GMT -5)
The Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in Ecuador near Jipijapa, Cantón Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, only 9 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 4:03 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Jipijapa (pop. 35,900) located 44 km from the epicenter, Montecristi (pop. 18,400) 59 km away, Sucre (pop. 15,300) 64 km away, and Manta Ecuador (pop. 183,200) 64 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Salinas (pop. 43,900) located 81 km from the epicenter, Santa Elena (pop. 42,200) 83 km away, La Libertad (pop. 75,900) 83 km away, and Pedro Carbo (pop. 23,400) 88 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jun 15, 2021 21:03:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 4:03 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.54°S / 81.05°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 1.54°N / 98.95°E
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (237 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km (35 mi) WSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SW of Montecristi (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) N of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WSW of Sucre (24 de Mayo) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNW of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WNW of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) WNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (197 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 26.1°C (79 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from SW
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.42 kmOff Coast of Ecuador, A 27.80km De Puerto LopezIGEPN

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Portoviejo, Manabí (84 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Machalilla / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : No other  
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