Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - Canton Veinticuatro de Mayo, 45 km S of Portoviejo, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, Thursday, 08 Apr. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - Canton Veinticuatro de Mayo, 45 km S of Portoviejo, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, Thursday, 08 Apr. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.2 at 2 km depth

8 Apr 09:16 UTC: Primero en informar: IGEPN después de 8 minutos.
8 Apr 09:22: Magnitud recalculada de 4.4 a 4.2. Profundidad recalculada de 5.0 a 2.0 km (de 3.1 a 1.2 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al ESE.
Update Thu, 8 Apr 2021, 09:21
Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Portoviejo, Cantón Portoviejo, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador
4.4 quake 8 Apr 4:08 am (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 8 Apr 4:08 am (GMT -5)
A very shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported early morning near Portoviejo, Cantón Portoviejo, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador.
According to the Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN), the quake hit on Thursday 8 April 2021 at 4:08 am local time at a very shallow depth of 5 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Pajan (pop. 9,200) located 13 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Sucre (pop. 15,300) located 18 km from the epicenter, Jipijapa (pop. 35,900) 22 km away, Portoviejo (pop. 170,300) 43 km away, Pedro Carbo (pop. 23,400) 46 km away, Montecristi (pop. 18,400) 52 km away, and Balzar (pop. 40,100) 56 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Manta (pop. 183,200) located 64 km from the epicenter, and Guayaquil (pop. 1,952,000) 102 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 8 Apr 2021 09:08:29 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 04:08 (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 4.2
Profundidad: 2.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 1.45°S / 80.38°W (Canton Veinticuatro de Mayo, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador)
Volcán mas cercano: Chimborazo (174 km / 108 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km al NNE de Pajan (Manabí) (pop: 9,180) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
19 km al SSE de Sucre (24 de Mayo, Manabí) (pop: 15,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
25 km al ESE de Jipijapa (Manabí) (pop: 35,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
44 km al NNO de Pedro Carbo (Guayas) (pop: 23,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
45 km al S de Portoviejo (Manabí) (pop: 170,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
54 km al O de Balzar (Guayas) (pop: 40,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
55 km al SE de Montecristi (Manabí) (pop: 18,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
66 km al SE de Manta (Manabí) (pop: 183,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
100 km al NO de Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
247 km al SO de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 24°C (75 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
Fuente primaria de datos: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.22 kmEcuador - Manabi, A 12.67km De PajanIGEPN
4.45 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC

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