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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Saturday, 23 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Saturday, 23 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 6 days earlier.
Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Saturday, 23 April 2016
23 Apr 01:28 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 4 minutes.
Apr 23 01:32: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.7.
Apr 23 20:16: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.9.
Apr 23 20:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: Saturday, 23 April 2016 01:24 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/04/22 20:24:27
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.74°N / 80.68°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (205 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) W of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
102 km (63 mi) NW of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
117 km (73 mi) SW of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200)
142 km (88 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100)
173 km (107 mi) NW of Chone (pop: 44,800)
189 km (118 mi) N of Manta (pop: 183,200)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016/04/22 20:24:27 (23 Apr 01:24:27 UTC)M 6.0Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN

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User reports for this quake (54)

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Quito (262.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Aranjuez (265 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Ligth vivation
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados - Ecuador (206.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (331.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Santo domingo de los tsachilas (202 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (339.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (339.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
salinas (329.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
salinas (329.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quito (265.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
El Carmen (176.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
El Carmen (176.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
lo sentimos leve (200.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito (265.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de los Colorados / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
gye (342.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cuenca / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cuenca / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guayaquil (339 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Esmeraldas (98.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 319 km S of epicenter) : Tengo miedo (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 316 km S of epicenter) : Se sintio algo muy suave (reported through EMSC)
Tonsupa (Ecuador, 55 km NE of epicenter) : Tonsupa esmeraldas fuerte (reported through EMSC)
(Ecuador, 181 km SE of epicenter) : Mindo. No muy fuerte unos 10 sec. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 229 km SE of epicenter) : Leve movimiento en Quito pero perceptible (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 229 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió en Quito muy leve (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 228 km SE of epicenter) : Corto pero fuerte... Se sintió en Quito (reported through EMSC)
Esmeraldas (Ecuador, 83 km E of epicenter) : Q susuto!!! (reported through EMSC)
Tonsupa (Ecuador, 63 km E of epicenter) : Movimiento fuerte tonsupa (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Near Coast of Ecuador, 23 Apr 2016 01:24

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (84 quakes):
  • 06 Jun 2016 16:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 05 Jun 2016 03:31 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 03 Jun 2016 07:59 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 02 Jun 2016 14:18 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 15:03 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 15:00 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 11:27 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 10:11 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 10:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 10:05 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 05:54 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 17:47 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 16:03 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 15:48 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 01:18 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 28 May 2016 14:14 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • Show all

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