Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Machala, Cantón Machala, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador
jeu., 16 sept. 2021, 12:1912:19 PM | AUTEUR : EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported in the morning near Machala, Cantón Machala, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador.
4.7 quake 16 Sep 7:06 am (GMT -5)
According to the Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN), the quake hit on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at 7:06 am local time at a shallow depth of 21 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 4.7 earthquake as well.
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 Huaquillas (pop. 39,800) located 17 km from the epicenter, Zarumilla (pop. 16,900) 18 km away, Tumbes (pop. 109,200) 28 km away, Machala (pop. 198,100) 41 km away, Santa Rosa (pop. 41,800) 42 km away, Pasaje (pop. 44,900) 57 km away, Piñas (pop. 17,000) 80 km away, and Playas (pop. 30,600) 80 km away.
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Date & heure: Sep 16, 2021 7:06 am (GMT -5) local time (16 Sep 2021 12:06 GMT)
Profondeur: 21.0 km
Épicentre latitude / longitude: 3.35°S / 80.32°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Source de données principale: IGEPN
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