Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 50 km west of Manta Ecuador, Ecuador, on Thursday, 17 Jun 2021 12:40 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 50 km west of Manta Ecuador, Ecuador, on Thursday, 17 Jun 2021 12:40 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 1 km depth

17 Jun 17:46 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 5 minutes.
17 Jun 17:48: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.5.
17 Jun 17:50: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 1.0 km (from 3.1 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.5 km (5.9 mi) towards WNW.
Update Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 17:51
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.4 just reported 50 km southwest of Manta Ecuador, Ecuador
4.4 quake 17 Jun 12:40 pm (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 17 Jun 12:40 pm (GMT -5)
A very shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported around noon near Manta Ecuador, Cantón Manta, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador.
According to the Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN), the quake hit on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 12:40 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 1 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3.
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 Manta Ecuador (pop. 183,200) located 50 km from the epicenter, and Montecristi (pop. 18,400) 53 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jipijapa (pop. 35,900) located 66 km from the epicenter, Sucre (pop. 15,300) 81 km away, Santa Ana (pop. 12,800) 85 km away, and Caracas (pop. 37,100) 98 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 17 Jun 2021 17:40:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 17 Jun 2021 12:40 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.12°S / 81.13°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Manta Ecuador (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) W of Montecristi (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WNW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WNW of Sucre (24 de Mayo) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Santa Ana (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of Caracas (Cantón Sucre) (pop: 37,100) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NNW of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) NW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) W of Puyo (Pastaza) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 25.1°C (77 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from SSW
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
4.41 kmOff Coast of Ecuador, A 50.18km De MantaIGEPN
4.35 kmOFF COAST OF ECUADOREMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Guayaquil (178.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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