Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Sunday, 31 March 2019 - information

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 35 km north of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 07:04 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 35 km north of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 07:04 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Mar 07:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Mar 31 07:25: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Mar 31 07:31: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Date & time: Mar 31, 2019 07:04:03 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.92°S / 80.85°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 1.92°N / 99.15°E
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (211 km / 131 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) N of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNE of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) N of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) W of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSW of Sucre (24 de Mayo) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) NNW of Villamil (Playas) (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of El Triunfo (Cantón Daule) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) WNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) SW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.210 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
6.240 kmNear Coast Of EcuadorEMSC
6.148 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGeoAu
6.219 km27km N of Santa Elena, EcuadorUSGS
6.120 kmNear coast of Ecuador [Sea: Ecuador]INGV
5.710 kmNear Coast of EcuadorBMKG

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Portoviejo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuenca Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Portoviejo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Montanita / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
46 km of Santa Elena (14.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A little before 2:30AM my husband and I both woke up to light shaking. Lasted about 10 seconds or so. Although it wasn’t a bad one I had a lot of trouble getting back to sleep for fear of another stronger one coming!  
Guatemala City, Guatemala o (2121.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It shook our bed strongly, shook our bedroom door and shook our closet glass doors.  
San Francisco de Quito, Pichincha (321 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Punta Carnero, Salinas, Santa Elena, Ecuador / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Hard shake that lasted 45 seconds. And then several small quakes afterwards.  
Ecuador (35.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
salinas, ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manta / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was like if I was on a boat in my bed.  
Puerto Lopez / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bed was shaking, dogs barking madly.  
Puerto lopez (39.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Punts Ayampe (25.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awoke at 2:04am to bed shaking & window   
Punts Ayampe (25.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awoke at first to bed shaking and window glass rattling. Could see walls shak  
Olon Ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awaken by the shakin’. Aftershocks continuing. Just felt another.  
Salinas (37.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : 2 de la mañana... Otra vez me toco dormir en la sala con toda mi familia  
Guayaquil courtyard by Marriott hotel 8th floor / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up to the bed in my room shaking constantly for a couple of minutes.. Happened twice or felt twice.. The feeling of hotel building swaying too  
Quito, cumbaya / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In 6th floor. Woke me up. Glass door shaking heavily  
Manta / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The ground shaking woke me up  
Cuenca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up twice bed soaking 4th floor nw building  
San Clemente, Manabi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Babahoyo (204.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Salinas Ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Montanita / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Rushed outside at 2:05 am with sharp shaking. Then again 25 minutes later with intense shaking.  
Ayampe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (44 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 19, 2019 17:55
2 years ago
4.5

5 km
South Pacific Ocean, 22 km NW of Salinas, Santa Elena, EcuadorMore
Aug 22, 2019 23:07
2 years ago
3.6

29 km
35 km S of Pedro Carbo, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Aug 22, 2019 23:07
2 years ago
3.5

30 km
47 km W of Guayaquil, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Aug 19, 2019 16:57
2 years ago
3.5

20 km
26 km S of Pedro Carbo, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Jun 19, 2019 12:16
2 years ago
3.7

5 km
South Pacific Ocean, 28 km SE of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
May 31, 2019 12:42
3 years ago
3.9

5 km
South Pacific Ocean, 54 km NW of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
May 29, 2019 11:18
3 years ago - felt
3.6

3 km
5.2 km SW of Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
May 16, 2019 10:24
3 years ago
3.7

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 23 km N of Salinas, Santa Elena, EcuadorMore
Apr 30, 2019 04:16
3 years ago
3.7

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 26 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Apr 30, 2019 04:16
3 years ago
3.5

4 km
South Pacific Ocean, 37 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Apr 26, 2019 19:42
3 years ago
3.6

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 29 km N of Salinas, Santa Elena, EcuadorMore
Apr 26, 2019 19:42
3 years ago
3.5

4 km
South Pacific Ocean, 26 km NW of Salinas, Santa Elena, EcuadorMore
Apr 26, 2019 02:02
3 years ago
3.8

1 km
South Pacific Ocean, 42 km SW of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Apr 26, 2019 02:02
3 years ago
3.8

2 km
South Pacific Ocean, 43 km SW of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Apr 21, 2019 19:28
3 years ago
3.7

5 km
South Pacific Ocean, 35 km S of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Apr 20, 2019 04:27
3 years ago - felt
3.5

7 km
South Pacific Ocean, 19 km NE of Santa Elena, EcuadorMore
Apr 17, 2019 09:13
3 years ago
4.3

1 km
South Pacific Ocean, 38 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Apr 17, 2019 09:13
3 years ago - felt
4.4

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 5.5 km W of Salinas, Santa Elena, EcuadorMore
Apr 17, 2019 03:26
3 years ago
3.7

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 37 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Apr 11, 2019 10:57
3 years ago
3.6

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 17 km S of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Apr 11, 2019 07:46
3 years ago
3.5

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 6 km SW of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Apr 10, 2019 19:42
3 years ago
3.8

23 km
South Pacific Ocean, 27 km S of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Apr 8, 2019 03:23
3 years ago - felt
5.5

62 km
43 km E of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Apr 7, 2019 18:41
3 years ago
3.5

5 km
South Pacific Ocean, 27 km S of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Apr 7, 2019 12:39
3 years ago
3.9

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 24 km SW of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Apr 6, 2019 09:23
3 years ago
3.5

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 39 km S of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Apr 6, 2019 01:46
3 years ago
3.6

4 km
South Pacific Ocean, 38 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 22:23
3 years ago
3.5

5 km
South Pacific Ocean, 33 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 22:02
3 years ago
3.5

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 26 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 21:53
3 years ago
3.6

3 km
South Pacific Ocean, 35 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 20:34
3 years ago - felt
3.8

5 km
South Pacific Ocean, 34 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 14:09
3 years ago - felt
5.2

6 km
South Pacific Ocean, 28 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 13:22
3 years ago - felt
3.5

5 km
South Pacific Ocean, 34 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 12:08
3 years ago
3.7

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 27 km NW of Salinas, Santa Elena, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 11:03
3 years ago
4.1

6 km
South Pacific Ocean, 40 km NW of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 08:53
3 years ago
3.9

12 km
South Pacific Ocean, 30 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 08:13
3 years ago - felt
3.5

3 km
South Pacific Ocean, 51 km NW of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 07:45
3 years ago - felt
4.1

4 km
South Pacific Ocean, 44 km NW of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 07:35
3 years ago
3.8

3 km
South Pacific Ocean, 36 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 07:32
3 years ago
4.0

1 km
South Pacific Ocean, 34 km NE of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 07:28
3 years ago - felt
5.2

18 km
50 km NE of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 07:27
3 years ago - felt
5.8

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 18 km NW of Salinas, Santa Elena, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 07:12
3 years ago - felt
4.6

3 km
South Pacific Ocean, 39 km N of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore
Mar 31, 2019 07:08
3 years ago - felt
4.9

6 km
South Pacific Ocean, 50 km NW of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, EcuadorMore

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