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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 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 3 days earlier.
Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016
20 Apr 08:40 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 6 minutes.
Apr 20 09:12: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Date & time: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:33 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/04/20 03:33:42
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.83°N / 80.53°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (157 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (38 mi) NW of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
98 km (61 mi) W of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200)
100 km (62 mi) NW of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
130 km (81 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100)
177 km (110 mi) NW of Chone (pop: 44,800)
193 km (120 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016/04/20 03:33:42 (20 Apr 08:33:42 UTC)M 6.2Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN
Wed, 20 Apr 08:33 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
Wed, 20 Apr 08:33 UTCM 6.1 / 15 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
Wed, 20 Apr 08:33 UTCM 6.2 / 16.4 kmNear Coast of EcuadorINGV
Wed, 20 Apr 08:33 UTCM 6.1 / 16 kmW of Muisne, EcuadorGeoAu
2016-04-20 03:33:47 -05:00 (20 Apr 08:33:47 UTC)M 6.2 / 14.8 km- 19km WNW of Muisne, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (32)

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Guayaquil (324.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quito (252.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quito (252.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (339.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up due to the light shaking. I feared that something bigger could be happening again. (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de los colorados (193.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo (193.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Salimos a la calle, la gente se alarmó, ya no duermen... (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo (193.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Salimos a la calle, la gente se alarmó, ya no duermen... (reported through our app)
india / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Santo domingo (192.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Esmeraldas- Ecuador (98.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ton supa ecuador (81.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil en sauces (349.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Santo domingo de los toachi las, home (194.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
samborondon (323.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
GYE (343.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (349.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Muy fuerte :( (reported through our app)
Santo domingo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Seguimos :(
Seguimos (193.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Seguimos :( (reported through our app)
Seguimos (193.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Seguimos :( (reported through our app)
Seguimos (193.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Seguimos :( (reported through our app)
Quito (250.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
North Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil (340.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo Ecuador (192.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (343.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I woke up due to the movement (reported through our app)
Cotacachi, Ecuador / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shaking that came and went for a minute.
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 312 km S of epicenter) : Fue bien fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Esmeraldas (Ecuador, 65 km NE of epicenter) : Terrible se sintió muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 317 km S of epicenter) : Estamos con nervios (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 322 km S of epicenter) : Fue fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 320 km S of epicenter) : En Guayaquil se sintió fatal Esperemos que los edificios que están en el centro no colacsen se escucha ambulancias a cada rato (reported through EMSC)
Tonsupa (Ecuador, 44 km NE of epicenter) : En tonsupa estamos atentos a esto y se sintió muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: Near Coast of Ecuador, 20 Apr 2016 08:33

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (124 quakes):
  • 06 Jun 2016 16:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 11:27 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 17:47 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 16:03 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 15:48 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 01:18 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 23 May 2016 07:14 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 22 May 2016 21:12 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 22 May 2016 20:53 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 20 May 2016 23:50 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 20 May 2016 13:10 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 20 May 2016 07:02 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 11:48 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 10:49 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 09:43 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 09:14 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016
 

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