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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 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 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016
20 Apr 21:36 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 6 minutes.
Apr 20 21:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.4.
Date & time: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 21:30 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/04/20 16:30:07
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.53°N / 79.85°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (177 km / 110 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) SE of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
47 km (30 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100)
52 km (33 mi) SW of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200)
115 km (71 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
170 km (106 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
192 km (119 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016/04/20 16:30:07 (20 Apr 21:30:07 UTC)M 5.4Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN
Wed, 20 Apr 21:30 UTCM 4.9 / 19 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
Wed, 20 Apr 21:30 UTCM 4.9 / 40 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2016-04-20 16:30:06 -05:00 (20 Apr 21:30:06 UTC)M 4.9 / 25.8 km- 10km ESE of Muisne, EcuadorUSGS

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Quito (172.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
ambato (239.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo domingo de los colorados (116.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Esmeraldas, Esmeraldas (55.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Equator (77.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quito (170.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
guayaquil (299.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : fear (reported through our app)
salinas (329 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
quito (171.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
santo domingo (114.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo (117.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo (115.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Fue muy leve (reported through our app)
Quito (171.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo (117.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo (117.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quito / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Quininde (48.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Quito-Ponciano (167.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Soft shock (reported through our app)
ESMERALDAS (53.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
ESMERALDAS (53.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Esmeraldas (48.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
(Ecuador, 339 km S of epicenter) : Mmmm (reported through EMSC)
Vuelta Larga (Ecuador, 46 km NE of epicenter) : Que susto! Se sintio bien fuerte en Esmeraldas (reported through EMSC)
Tonsupa (Ecuador, 35 km N of epicenter) : Tonsupa esmeraldas fuerte movimiento (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016
 

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