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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Tuesday, 19 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 3 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Tuesday, 19 April 2016
19 Apr 22:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Apr 19 22:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Apr 19 22:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Apr 19 22:38: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Apr 20 06:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Date & time: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 22:22 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.62°N / 79.96°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (171 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) E of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
51 km (32 mi) SW of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200)
62 km (38 mi) N of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
131 km (81 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
186 km (115 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
195 km (121 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 19 Apr 22:22 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
2016/04/19 17:22:26 (19 Apr 22:22:26 UTC)M 5.9Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN
Tue, 19 Apr 22:22 UTCM 5.7 / 20 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2016-04-19 17:22:26 -05:00 (19 Apr 22:22:26 UTC)M 5.5 / 15.4 km- 4km SSW of Muisne, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (19)

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Esmeraldas- Ecuador (51.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Pasto / Weak shaking (MMI III)
El Condado. Quito (186.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Pretty strong. Water was moving. (reported through our app)
puembo (197.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : nada aca (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas (129.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quito (186.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Estuve en el sector de Solanda en la ciudad de Quito , en el segundo piso de una edificación. Son réplicas fuertes por el terremoto ocurrido el día sábado en Ecuador. (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (307.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quito Isabela Católica st (188 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
quito (184.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Puntilla samborondon (307.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
santo domingo (132.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
santo domingo ecuador (131.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Esmeraldas (43 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 308 km S of epicenter) : En el edificio wtc Gye estaba en el piso 11 fue duro el movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 195 km SE of epicenter) : Si lo sentí, estoy en un piso 12 en Quitó, me asuste. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 191 km SE of epicenter) : Lo sentimos levemente (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 317 km S of epicenter) : Leve , en casa solo yo lo percibí (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 193 km SE of epicenter) : It didn't feel strong but because of the earthquake on the weekend I did get scared. (reported through EMSC)
Tonsupa (Ecuador, 37 km NE of epicenter) : En Atacames esmeraldas se sintió fuertemente (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

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