Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - Canton Mejia, 37 km south of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, on Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 8:56 pm (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - Canton Mejia, 37 km south of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, on Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 8:56 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 4 km depth

23 Sep 02:00 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 3 minutes.
23 Sep 02:10: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 4.0 km (from 3.1 to 2.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards ENE.
Date & time: Sep 23, 2021 01:56:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 8:56 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.56°S / 78.47°W (Canton Mejia, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.56°N / 101.53°E
Nearest volcano: Cotopaxi (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) ESE of Machachi (Mejia, Pichincha) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) S of Sangolqui (Rumiðahui, Pichincha) (pop: 5,110) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) S of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNE of Pujili (Cotopaxi) (pop: 16,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) ESE of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) N of Pelileo (Tungurahua) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) WNW of Tena (Napo) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SSW of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ENE of La Mana (Cotopaxi) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 3.3°C (38 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SE
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.34 kmEcuador - Pichincha, A 26.5 Km De SangolquiIGEPN
3.55 kmECUADOREMSC

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