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

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Colombia-Ecuador Border Region on Monday, 20 October 2014

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Colombia-Ecuador Border Region on Monday, 20 October 2014
20 Oct 19:39 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 6 minutes.
Oct 20 20:10: Magnitude recalculée de 5.6 à 5.7.
Date & time: Monday, 20 October 2014 19:33 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.79°N / 77.89°W (Équateur)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Negro de Mayasquer (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km SW de Cumbal (pop: 7,500)
19 km W de Tulcán (pop: 86,500)
23 km NW de San Gabriel (pop: 15,100)
82 km SW de Pasto (pop: 382,200)
134 km NE de Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
184 km NE de Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 20 Oct 19:33 UTCM 5.7 / 10 kmColombia-Ecuador Border RegionGFZ
Mon, 20 Oct 19:33 UTCM 5.6 / 10 km3km WSW of San Gabriel, EcuadorUSGS
Mon, 20 Oct 19:33 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmSW of San Gabriel, EcuadorGeoAu

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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)

Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake: Colombia-Ecuador Border Region, 20 Oct 2014 19h33

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List of 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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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Colombia-Ecuador Border Region on Monday, 20 October 2014

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