Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km northeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 06:26 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km northeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 06:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 36 km depth

30 May 06:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 37.0 to 36.0 km.
Date & time: 30 May 2015 06:26:09 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.24°N / 79.35°W (North Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chachimbiro (145 km / 90 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) W of Limones (Eloy Alfaro) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NE of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) W of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Tumaco (Colombia) (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (64 mi) N of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) N of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) NW of Ibarra (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NNW of Puyo (Pastaza) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) N of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.436 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
M 5.330 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
M 5.332 km42km W of Valdez, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (8)

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Otavalo, Ecuador / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My wife woke me up and I was having a dream about an earthquake. didn't last long, but we both felt it.
Atacames, Ecuador (68.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Atuntaqui (162.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Did not feel this quake but...about 10 pm last night both our dogs started howling and then neighborhood dogs as well. Last time they did this was last year when there was an earthquake in Quito that we felt here as well.
MOMPICHE / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito (Ecuador, 183 km SE of epicenter) : Birds started chattering (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 183 km SE of epicenter) : I started with windows cracking and blinds moving. Felt like waves and became stronger. Did not last long but being on 13th floor and sleeping it gave us a scare. (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Quito (Ecuador, 119 km S of epicenter) : we were sleeping when it occurred (reported through EMSC)
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