Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 68 km southwest of Manta Ecuador, Ecuador, on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 12:55 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 68 km southwest of Manta Ecuador, Ecuador, on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 12:55 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 6 km depth

16 Jun 06:00 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 4 minutes.
16 Jun 06:02: Epicenter location corrected by 13 km (7.9 mi) towards WNW.
16 Jun 06:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 6.0 km (from 3.1 to 3.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards W.
Update Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 06:06
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.4 just reported 49 km southwest of Jipijapa, Ecuador
4.4 quake 16 Jun 12:55 am (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 16 Jun 12:55 am (GMT -5)
The Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN) reported a magnitude 4.4 quake in Ecuador near Jipijapa, Cantón Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 12:55 am 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 4.4 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 49 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Montecristi (pop. 18,400) located 63 km from the epicenter, Manta Ecuador (pop. 183,200) 67 km away, Sucre (pop. 15,300) 68 km away, Salinas (pop. 43,900) 80 km away, La Libertad (pop. 75,900) 82 km away, Santa Elena (pop. 42,200) 82 km away, and Pedro Carbo (pop. 23,400) 91 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jun 16, 2021 05:55:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 12:55 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.5°S / 81.01°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 1.5°N / 98.99°E
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (242 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) WSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SW of Montecristi (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Manta Ecuador (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) WSW of Sucre (24 de Mayo) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) N of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) N of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) NNW of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) WNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.6°C (74 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from S
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

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
4.46 kmOff Coast of Ecuador, A 23.69km De Puerto LopezIGEPN
4.45 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC

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