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

Major magnitude 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km west of Muisne, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on 2016/04/20 03:35:08

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake 28 km south of Muisne, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, 2016-04-16 18:58:37 -05:00, which had occurred 3 days earlier.
Major magnitude 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km west of Muisne, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on 2016/04/20 03:35:08

Major magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 0 km depth

20 Apr 09:36 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 1 hour and 1 minutes.
Date & time: Apr 20, 2016 08:35:08 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/04/20 03:35:08
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.67°N / 80.25°W (North Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.67°S / 99.75°E
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (16 mi) WNW of Muisne (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NNW of Pedernales (pop: 5,980) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WSW of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) WNW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) N of Chone (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) NNE of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) N of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) WNW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) N of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.20 kmNear Coast of EcuadorIGEPN

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Esmeraldas- Ecuador (73.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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