Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Colombia-Ecuador Border Region on Monday, 20 October 2014

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.7 - Cumbal, Narino, Colombia, 19 km W of Tulcan, Provincia del Carchi, Ecuador, lunes, 20 oct. 2014

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.7 - Cumbal, Narino, Colombia, 19 km W of Tulcan, Provincia del Carchi, Ecuador, lunes, 20 oct. 2014

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Oct 19:39 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 6 minutos.
Oct 20 20:10: Magnitud recalculada de 5.6 a 5.7.
Fecha & hora: 20 Oct 2014 19:33:23 UTC
Magnitud: 5.7
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 0.79°N / 77.89°W (Municipio de Cumbal, Narino, Colombia)
Volcán mas cercano: Cerro Negro de Mayasquer (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km al SO de Cumbal (Nariño) (pop: 7,530) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
19 km al O de Tulcan (Carchi, Ecuador) (pop: 86,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
23 km al NNO de San Gabriel (Montufar, Carchi, Ecuador) (pop: 15,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
29 km al OSO de Pupiales (Nariño) (pop: 6,760) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
45 km al SO de Tuquerres (Túquerres, Nariño) (pop: 20,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
55 km al NNE de Ibarra (Imbabura, Ecuador) (pop: 133,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
62 km al NE de Atuntaqui (Antonio Ante, Imbabura, Ecuador) (pop: 17,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
82 km al SO de Pasto (Departamento de Nariño) (pop: 382,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
331 km al SSO de Santiago de Cali (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 2,392,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
600 km al SO de Bogotá (Bogota D.C.) (pop: 7,674,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.710 kmColombia-Ecuador Border RegionGFZ
M 5.610 km3km WSW of San Gabriel, EcuadorUSGS
M 5.610 kmSW of San Gabriel, EcuadorGeoAu

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(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (12)

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Medellin (599.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
colubia / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : fuck you
Quito / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cotacachi !! Light shaking felt weird. Second time (68.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt weird, kinda like vertigo. Second time in 6 months !!
Otavalo, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cotacachi, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV) : we were in Quito during the August earthquake and it we much stronger.
Cotacachi (130.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Spooky but not too scary. Vertigo for a bit afterwards here in Cotacachi.
cotacachi ecuador / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Salinas, Ibarra, Ecuador (42.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A good shake, nothing more. No damage, farm workers outdoors didn't feel it.
Atuntaqui, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Thought my dog was running in his sleep. A plastic cup fell from counter.
Cotacachi (Ecuador, 65 km SW of epicenter) : This felt to be the strongest one I've felt since living in Cotacachi, EC approximately 3 years. (reported through EMSC)
(Ecuador, 55 km SW of epicenter) : Felt earthquake at 2:34 PM in Ibarra, Ecuador. ! north of Quito. Shake lasted approximately 20 seconds. Shook furniture, tv, hanging lights. No visible damage. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 5.7 terremoto: Municipio de Cumbal, Colombia, 19 km al oeste de Tulcan, Ecuador Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:33

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 29 Oct 2014 14:52 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    84 km (52.2 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Oct 2014 17:23 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    2.9 km (1.8 mi) depth
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Oct 2014 22:24 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Oct 2014 20:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.7 - Cumbal, Narino, Colombia, 19 km W of Tulcan, Provincia del Carchi, Ecuador, lunes, 20 oct. 2014
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