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Moderate mag. 5.0 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. 5.0 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016
20 Apr 22:36 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 5 minutes.
Apr 20 22:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0.
Date & time: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 22:31 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/04/20 17:31:28
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.31°S / 80.95°W (Ecuador)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (41 mi) NW of Bahía de Caráquez (pop: 37,100)
77 km (48 mi) NW of Manta (pop: 183,200)
88 km (55 mi) NW of Montecristi (pop: 18,400)
88 km (55 mi) NW of Rocafuerte (pop: 10,300)
99 km (62 mi) NW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
197 km (123 mi) W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016/04/20 17:31:28 (20 Apr 22:31:28 UTC)M 5.0Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN
Wed, 20 Apr 22:31 UTCM 4.6 / 17 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
Wed, 20 Apr 22:31 UTCM 4.8 / 20 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2016-04-20 17:31:32 -05:00 (20 Apr 22:31:32 UTC)M 4.7 / 28.6 km- 44km WNW of Bahia De Caraquez, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
santo domingo ecuador (198.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Near the coast aminon / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito (273.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Santo domingo ecuador (198.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (235.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016
 

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