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Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 55 km southwest of La Libertad, Ecuador, on Monday, Mar 20, 2023 at 5:20 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 55 km southwest of La Libertad, Ecuador, on Monday, Mar 20, 2023 at 5:20 am (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 55 km southwest of La Libertad, Ecuador, on Monday, Mar 20, 2023 at 5:20 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Mar 10:28 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 7 minutes.
20 Mar 10:32: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 4.4. Epicenter location corrected by 28 km (17 mi) towards WNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 20, 2023 10:20:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Mar 20, 2023 at 5:20 am (GMT -5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude2.65°S / 81.17°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode2.65°N / 98.83°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearby towns and cities54 km (34 mi) SSW of Salinas (pop: 43,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) SSW of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) W of Villamil (Playas) (pop: 30,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (86 mi) NW of Huaquillas (pop: 39,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) WNW of Machala (pop: 198,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) WSW of El Triunfo (Cantón Daule) (pop: 32,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) WNW of Santa Rosa (pop: 41,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
399 km (248 mi) SW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 26.3°C (79 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
4.410 kmNear Coast of EcuadorRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Olon / Light shaking (MMI IV)

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