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Terremoto moderado mag. 4.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 48 km WNW of Caracas, Ecuador, miércoles, 17 ago 2022 12:50 (GMT -5) -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 48 km WNW of Caracas, Ecuador, miércoles, 17 ago 2022 12:50 (GMT -5) Terremoto moderado mag. 4.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 48 km WNW of Caracas, Ecuador, miércoles, 17 ago 2022 12:50 (GMT -5)

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.8 a 10 km de profundidad

17 Aug 17:56 UTC: Primero en informar: RaspberryShake después de 5 minutos.
17 Aug 18:00: Magnitud recalculada de 4.1 a 4.8. Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 6.0 km (de 6.2 a 3.7 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 28 km (17 mi) al E.
17 Aug 19:04: Magnitud recalculada de 4.8 a 4.5. Profundidad recalculada de 6.0 a 32.0 km (de 3.7 a 19.9 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 18 km (11 mi) al SSW.
18 Aug 13:34: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: USGS
Update Wed, 17 Aug 2022, 18:06

Moderate 4.8 quake hits near Portoviejo, Cantón Portoviejo, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador

4.8 quake 17 Aug 12:50 pm (GMT -5)
4.8 quake 17 Aug 12:50 pm (GMT -5)
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Portoviejo, Cantón Portoviejo, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, was reported only 15 minutes ago by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 6 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 12:50 pm local time. 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 4.8 earthquake as well. A third agency, the Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.6.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Caracas (pop. 37,100) located 57 km from the epicenter, Manta (pop. 183,200) 68 km away, Rocafuerte (pop. 10,300) 78 km away, Montecristi (pop. 18,400) 78 km away, Tosagua (pop. 14,700) 86 km away, Portoviejo (pop. 170,300) 89 km away, and Chone (pop. 44,800) 95 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Calceta (pop. 17,300) located 96 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Detalles del terremoto

Fecha y hora17 Aug 2022 17:50:43 UTC -
Hora local en el epicentromiércoles, 17 ago 2022 12:50 (GMT -5)
Prof.10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud0.3841°S / 80.7973°W (Océano Pacífico Sur, Ecuador)
Antipode0.384°N / 99.203°E
Intensidad del temblorTemblor moderado cerca del epicentro
Sentido0 informes
Fuente primaria de datosUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Volcán mas cercanoQuilotoa (217 km / 135 mi)
Lugares cercanos48 km al ONO de Caracas (Cantón Sucre) (pop: 37,100) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
65 km al N de Manta (pop: 183,200) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
75 km al NNO de Montecristi (pop: 18,400) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
84 km al NNO de Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
86 km al ONO de Chone (pop: 44,800) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
87 km al NO de Calceta (Bolivar) (pop: 17,300) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
226 km al NNO de Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
253 km al O de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
269 km al SO de Isla Limones Island (pop: 7,000) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
Energía sísmica estimada liberada1 x 1012 joules (278 MWh, equivalente a 239 toneladas de 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.
4.810 km47 Km WNW of Bahía De Caráquez, EcuadorUSGS
4.63 kmOff Coast of Ecuador, A 84.14 Km De Bahia De CaraquezIGEPN
4.532 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
4.810 kmOff Coast of EcuadorRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Tumaco, Narino, Colombia (TUM/CM network) | Distance from quake: 337 km / 209 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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