Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Canton Cayambe, Provincia de Pichincha, 48 km southeast of Ibarra, Ecuador, on Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 2:48 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Canton Cayambe, Provincia de Pichincha, 48 km southeast of Ibarra, Ecuador, on Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 2:48 pm (GMT -5)

Séisme modéré magnitude 4.3 at 5 km depth

18 Apr 19:52 UTC: Premier à signaler: IGEPN après 4 minutes.
Update Sun, 18 Apr 2021, 19:57
Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake 34 km east of Cayambe, Ecuador
4.3 quake 18 Apr 2:48 pm (GMT -5)
4.3 quake 18 Apr 2:48 pm (GMT -5)
The Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Ecuador near Cayambe, Cantón Cayambe, Provincia de Pichincha, only 9 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Sunday 18 April 2021 at 2:48 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5 km. 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.
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 Cayambe (pop. 26,600) located 34 km from the epicenter, and Pimampiro (pop. 7,400) 43 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Otavalo (pop. 32,300) located 53 km from the epicenter, Atuntaqui (pop. 17,500) 54 km away, Cotacachi (pop. 8,200) 57 km away, San Gabriel (pop. 15,100) 64 km away, San Francisco de Quito (pop. 1,399,800) 81 km away, Tulcan (pop. 86,500) 89 km away, and Machachi (pop. 25,700) 100 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 18 Apr 2021 19:48:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: dimanche, 18 avril 2021 14:48 (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.3
Profondeur: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.02°N / 77.84°W (Canton Cayambe, Provincia de Pichincha, Équateur)
Volcan le plus près: Cayambe (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km E de Cayambe (Pichincha) (pop: 26,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
43 km SSE de Pimampiro (Imbabura) (pop: 7,410) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
53 km ESE de Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
54 km SE de Atuntaqui (Antonio Ante, Imbabura) (pop: 17,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
64 km S de San Gabriel (Montufar, Carchi) (pop: 15,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
79 km ENE de Sangolqui (Rumiðahui, Pichincha) (pop: 5,110) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
81 km ENE de San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
89 km S de Tulcán (Carchi) (pop: 86,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
100 km NE de Machachi (Mejia, Pichincha) (pop: 25,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
335 km NE de Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 20°C (68 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from N
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
4.35 kmEcuador - Pichincha, A 34.19km De CayambeIGEPN
4.35 kmCOLOMBIA-ECUADOR BORDER REGIONEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Cali, colombia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
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