Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, on Friday, Aug 13, 2021 2:03 pm (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, on Friday, Aug 13, 2021 2:03 pm (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 5 km depth

13 Aug 19:08 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 4 minutes.
13 Aug 19:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 6.0 km (from 3.1 to 3.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards NNW.
13 Aug 19:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.0 to 5.0 km (from 3.7 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards E.
Date & time: Aug 13, 2021 19:03:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Aug 13, 2021 2:03 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.56°S / 81.01°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 1.56°N / 98.99°E
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (245 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) WSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Montecristi (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WSW of Sucre (24 de Mayo) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) N of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) N of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WNW of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) WNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 20.8°C (69 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.45 kmOff Coast of Ecuador, A 23.22km De Puerto LopezIGEPN
4.923 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
5.040 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
5.010 kmOff Coast of EcuadorGeoAu
5.037 km44 Km SW of Jipijapa, EcuadorUSGS

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Ballenita / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Light shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Duran, Guayas (140.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Concepcion, La Unión, Cartago (1322.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I live in Costa Rica (reported through our app)  
Manta Ecuador, Cantón Manta, Manabí (73.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Manta (74.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Guayaquil Ecuador (135.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Chone, Manabí, Ecuador (137.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Manta Ecuador, Cantón Manta, Manabí (75.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Olón, Ecuador (38.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
puerto cayo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Montecristi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Puerto Cayo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Puerto Lopez / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Felt shaking, windows rattled.  
Canoa / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : North south shake. Hanging objects swayed. Other neighbours felt it as well  
Manta / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s : Ligero  
Chone / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Montañita, santa Elena / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Tembló toda la casa pero no fue necesario salir, solo estar atentos por si había q hacerlo.  
Puerto Lopez, Manabi, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Manglaralto / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Portoviejo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Bahia de Caraquez, Manabi, Ecuador / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
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