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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 44km NNW of Bahia De Caraquez, Ecuador on Sunday, 17 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 4 hours earlier.
Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 44km NNW of Bahia De Caraquez, Ecuador on Sunday, 17 April 2016
17 Apr 04:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 34 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 17 April 2016 04:02 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016-04-16 23:02:08 -05:00
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.2586°S / 80.6308°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (203 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) NW of Bahía de Caráquez (pop: 37,100)
73 km (46 mi) NW of Tosagua (pop: 14,700)
74 km (46 mi) SW of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
79 km (49 mi) N of Manta (pop: 183,200)
91 km (56 mi) NW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
162 km (101 mi) W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 17 Apr 04:02 UTCM 4.7 / 10 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
2016/04/16 23:02:06 (17 Apr 04:02:06 UTC)M 3.7Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN
2016-04-16 23:02:08 -05:00 (17 Apr 04:02:08 UTC)M 4.8 / 10 km- 44km NNW of Bahia De Caraquez, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

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Machala (Ecuador, 341 km S of epicenter) : Informennoa sobre lad placas de nazca por favor (reported through EMSC)
Cayambe (Ecuador, 278 km E of epicenter) : Replica ! (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 44km NNW of Bahia De Caraquez, Ecuador on Sunday, 17 April 2016

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