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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Sunday, 17 April 2016

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Near the Coast of Ecuador on Sunday, 17 April 2016

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake: 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador, 16 Apr 2016 23:58, which had occurred 31 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Ecuador on Sunday, 17 April 2016
17 Apr 00:50 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 17 April 2016 00:29 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016-04-17 00:29:32 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 14.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.2911°S / 80.4716°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (21 mi) N of Bahía de Caráquez (pop: 37,100)
61 km (38 mi) NW of Tosagua (pop: 14,700)
62 km (38 mi) SW of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
79 km (49 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
85 km (53 mi) N of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
144 km (90 mi) W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 17 Apr 00:29 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
2016/04/16 19:29:26 (17 Apr 00:29:26 UTC)M 6.0Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN
2016-04-17 00:29:32 UTC (17 Apr 00:29:32 UTC)M 5.4 / 14.2 km- Near the Coast of EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (11)

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Quito (222.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt strong, several damege to small houses, at Quito no big damage.
Quevedito (137.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Cumbaya, Quito,EC / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Vilcabamba / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The 7.8 in Muisne felt like rolling on a steamship. Chandeliers swaying. Not "violent" but considerable movement none the less. And I am 927 Km away !
San Rafael, Ecuador / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Guayaquil / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Riobamba, Ecuador (253.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Quito, Ecuador (222.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Riobamba (251.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Sangolqui (222.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Near the Coast of Ecuador on Sunday, 17 April 2016

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