Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Nueva Loja, Cantón Lago Agrio, Provincia de Sucumbios, Ecuador
gio, 29 set 2022, 23:1923:19 PM | AUTORE: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Nueva Loja, Cantón Lago Agrio, Provincia de Sucumbios, 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 1 km beneath the epicenter early evening on Thursday, September 29th, 2022, at 6:02 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.
4.7 quake 29 Sep 6:02 pm (GMT -5)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake as well. A third agency, the Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.7.
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 Nueva Loja (pop. 24,200) located 58 km from the epicenter, San Gabriel (pop. 15,100) 66 km away, Ipiales (pop. 77,700) 76 km away, Ibarra (pop. 133,000) 81 km away, and Cayambe (pop. 26,600) 83 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Puerto Francisco de Orellana (pop. 48,100) located 86 km from the epicenter, Atuntaqui (pop. 17,500) 91 km away, and Otavalo (pop. 32,300) 95 km away.
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Data & ora: Sep 29, 2022 6:02 pm (GMT -5) local time (29 Sep 2022 23:02 GMT)
Prof.: 1.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 0.18°N / 77.41°W (Gonzalo Pizarro, Provincia de Sucumbios, Ecuador)
Fonte dati primaria: RaspberryShake
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