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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km west of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 1:52 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km west of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 1:52 am (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km west of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 1:52 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Dec 06:58 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 6 minutes.
1 Dec 07:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 3.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 8.0 km (from 3.1 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 31 km (19 mi) towards WNW.
1 Dec 07:18: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 7.0 km (from 5 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
1 Dec 07:21: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 1, 2022 06:52:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 1:52 am (GMT -5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.7849°N / 80.2016°W (North Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode0.785°S / 99.798°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoGuagua Pichincha (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities28 km (17 mi) NW of Muisne (pop: 13,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) NNW of Pedernales (pop: 5,980) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (59 mi) WNW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
162 km (101 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
207 km (128 mi) N of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
218 km (135 mi) WNW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
236 km (147 mi) W of Ibarra (pop: 133,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (88 mi) WSW of Isla Limones Island (pop: 7,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 23.6°C (75 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.210 kmEcuador - Esmeraldas, A 4.48 Km De MuisneUSGS
4.3110 km77 Km Al Oeste De Esmeraldas, EcuadorINETER
4.210 kmNear Coast of EcuadorRaspberryShake
3.97 kmNear the Coast of EcuadorIGEPN
4.210 kmNear Coast Of EcuadorIRIS


Seismic station: Tumaco, Narino, Colombia (TUM/CM network) | Distance from quake: 201 km / 125 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tumaco, Narino, Colombia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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