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

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 35 km north of Caracas, Ecuador, on 2016-04-17 00:29:32 UTC

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake 28 km south of Muisne, Esmeraldas, Ecuador, 2016-04-16 18:58:37 -05:00, which had occurred 31 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 35 km north of Caracas, Ecuador, on 2016-04-17 00:29:32 UTC

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 14 km depth

17 Apr 00:50 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
Date & time: Apr 17, 2016 00:29:32 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 (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.291°N / 99.528°E
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (21 mi) N of Caracas (Cantón Sucre) (pop: 37,100) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NNW of Tosagua (pop: 14,700) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NW of Chone (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNW of Calceta (Bolivar) (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNE of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) N of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) NNE of Montecristi (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) W of Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) NNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.310 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
6.00 kmNear Coast of EcuadorIGEPN
5.414 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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