Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Sunday, 3 December 2017 - information

Updated: Sep 27, 2021 08:32 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 28 km north of Chone, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:19 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 28 km north of Chone, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:19 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

3 Dec 11:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: Dec 3, 2017 11:19:06 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.46°S / 80.18°W (Canton Chone, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.46°N / 99.82°E
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) NNW of Chone (Manabí) (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ENE of Sucre (Manabí) (pop: 37,100) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) N of Tosagua (Manabí) (pop: 14,700) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) N of Bolivar (Manabí) (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NNE of Portoviejo (Manabí) (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) NE of Manta (Manabí) (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NE of Montecristi (Manabí) (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NW of Empalme (Guayas) (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) W of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) N of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.010 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
6.220 kmNear coast of Ecuador [Land: Ecuador]INGV
6.025 km- 19km NE of Bahia de Caraquez, EcuadorUSGS
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Quevedo (99.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Estaba durmiendo y se movio la cama por varios segundos fuerte (reported through our app)  
Quito (43.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : We live on the 12th floor of a building in Quito and I was in bed this morning and felt slight movement  
I felt it. (187.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Montanita / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed I was in was shaking heavily for 10 sec  
44 km of Santa Elena (166.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Samborondón (183.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Quito / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Quito / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt in Quito  
briceno, manabi, ecuador / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)   
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Quito (184.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Machala, El Oro Ecuador (307.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Fue aproximadamente las 6:20 am y me desperté. Sentía q se movía mi cama, pero fue leve de pocos segundos. Después vi el reporte que el epicentro del sismo fue muy cerca de otra ciudad llamada Bahía de Caraqueño a unos 430 ubicada a 430 km de Machal (reported through our app)  
Olon (162.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
ayampe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Canoa / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Very strong shaking.  
Garzota Guayaquil (200.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Wakened by bed moving and mirror rattling  
Rio Chico (167.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up from shaking. The whole house was slowly shaking from side to side. Must have been around 6:30am  
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt my bed shaking, woke me up  
Fuerte movimiento,susto general (33 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Canoa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Duran, Guayas (187.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
near El Triunfo, Cantón Daule, Guayas (176.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Catamayo, Loja (396.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Cuenca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Please note that I’m on the third too floor of a condo building. I heard shaking sound as I felt slight sway and saw electric wires outside swaying as I left building.this was at about 6:15 am.  
Manta / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Cracks in wall near main columns. Seemed to go for a while. Got me out of bed  
Guayaquil (195.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Duran, Guayas (196.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Floresta 1-Guayaquil -Ecuador. (202.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Me acabó de despertar... Si pué algo más largo que los 2 últimos ... (reported through our app)  
Bahia de caraquez (31.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Otra experiencia mas. Mucho nerviosismo en la gente. (reported through our app)  
Guayaquil (188.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Calceta (72.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (191.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Portoviejo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
near San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (192.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Not strong but definitely long, maybe about a minute. Nerve-racking, as always.  
Cuenca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manta / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Guayaquil (184.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Se sintió fuertemente pero yo creo que fue un poco más fuertemente con el del terremoto para mi parecer fue de 7 (reported through our app)  
Guayaquil, Urdesa central (192.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil, Ecuador. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I woke up to a thunderous roar as then viokent shaking. I rushed to put my shoes on and could see my portable standing fan moving side to side as almost falling over.  
Santo Domingo de los Tsáchlas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It felt hard enough to wake me up and lasted for about a good 3 seconds, shaking from side to side, not up and down.  
Olón (160.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ibarra / Weak shaking (MMI III)
44 km of Santa Elena (166.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Machachi (179.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (317.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shaking woke us up!  
Fuerte movimiento,susto general (33 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Portoviejo / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guayaquil (200.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Cuenca, Yanuncay (301.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuenca Ecuador (300.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
San Isidro Via a Salinas (212.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (196.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fuerte que en casa nos despertó a todos (reported through our app)  
Guayaquil (192.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintió fuerte y por la hora muy temprano salimos de las casas algunas personas (reported through our app)  
Chattanooga Tennessee / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Canoa Manabi Ecuador (30.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Durán (196.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintió un movimiento algo prolongado (reported through our app)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

  • 26 Apr 2018 04:06 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jan 2018 19:30 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2017 01:21 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Dec 2017 15:16 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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