Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 28 km northeast of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador, on 2016/04/20 03:35:23

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake 28 km south of Muisne, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, 2016-04-16 18:58:37 -05:00, which had occurred 3 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 28 km northeast of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador, on 2016/04/20 03:35:23

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 0 km depth

20 Apr 08:40 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 5 minutes.
Date & time: Apr 20, 2016 08:35:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/04/20 03:35:23
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.43°N / 79.24°W (Canton Quinindé, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.43°S / 100.76°E
Nearest volcano: Pululahua (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) ENE of Rosa Zarate (Esmeraldas) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SE of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) ESE of Muisne (Esmeraldas) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Limones (Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) ENE of Pedernales (Manabí) (pop: 5,980) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SSW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) NW of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) W of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) W of Ibarra (Imbabura) (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) NNE of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.90 kmEcuador - EsmeraldasIGEPN
6.010 km- 12km NNE of Muisne, EcuadorUSGS

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Guayaquil (296.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Esmeraldas- Ecuador (76.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
bogota (745.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Santo domingo (75.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (305.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Dormidos y nos levantamos asustados (reported through our app)  
Quininde (28 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
quito, solanda (109.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Daule (268.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Help (reported through our app)  
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