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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 22 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 5 days earlier.
Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 22 April 2016
22 Apr 03:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Apr 22 03:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Apr 22 03:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
Apr 22 03:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Apr 22 05:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Apr 22 06:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Apr 22 06:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Date & time: Friday, 22 April 2016 03:03 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.22°S / 80.47°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) N of Bahía de Caráquez (pop: 37,100)
57 km (35 mi) SW of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
68 km (42 mi) NW of Chone (pop: 44,800)
87 km (54 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
93 km (58 mi) N of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
144 km (90 mi) W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 22 Apr 03:03 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
Fri, 22 Apr 03:03 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2016/04/21 22:03:39 (22 Apr 03:03:39 UTC)M 6.2Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN
2016-04-21 22:03:41 -05:00 (22 Apr 03:03:41 UTC)M 6.0 / 10 km- 33km NNW of Bahia De Caraquez, EcuadorUSGS
Fri, 22 Apr 03:03 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmNNW of Bahia De Caraquez, EcuadorGeoAu
Fri, 22 Apr 03:03 UTCM 6.1 / 19.5 kmNear Coast of Ecuador [Sea]INGV

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User reports for this quake (71)

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Quito (221.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
guayaquil (228.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
San Antonio de Pichincha (225.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cotacachi, Ecuador / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Esmeraldas (152.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ambato (237.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (224.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV) : No se va a poder dormir nuevamente. #FuerzasManabi
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV) : No se va a poder dormir nuevamente. #FuerzasManabi
Ambato / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santo domingo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas (144.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Gualea, pichincha / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : House shaking, doors and objects making clinging sounds, lasted about 20 seconds.
Santo Domingo Ecuador (143.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Isla trinitaria (224.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Isla trinitaria (224.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
guayaquil (214.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
quito (225.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guayaquil (231.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Quiti (213 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
QUITO (221 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quito (218.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quito (221.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Quito (218.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
guayaquil (214.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Santa Elena, Curia (175.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (221 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil Ecuador (221.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (227.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Guayaquil sur (reported through our app)
Quito (221.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Building was slightly shaking
Quito (213.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Ningún daño (reported through our app)
Santo domingo de los toachi las, home (146.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ya es imposible estar tranquilo (reported through our app)
Quito (222.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quevedo (143.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintió rápido pero algo fuerte (reported through our app)
ecuador (228.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (228.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Soft shaking (reported through our app)
quito (217.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintió muy Fuerte (reported through our app)
Quito (220.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (224.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
El Carmen (112.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito (220.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno Jujan (211.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (215 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito - Calderón (228.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Quito - Calderón (228.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
El Carmen (112.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
guayaquil (237.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
daule (229.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil Ecuador (232.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Quito (220.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (217.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito (Ecuador, 229 km E of epicenter) : Strong. Walls crumbling (reported through EMSC)
Cantón Duran (Ecuador, 223 km S of epicenter) : Se veían las cosas moverse (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 219 km S of epicenter) : Lol Im scared (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 217 km E of epicenter) : No muy fuerte en Quito (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 212 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte quito (reported through EMSC)
Montañita (Ecuador, 176 km S of epicenter) : The earth was moving (reported through EMSC)
Tonsupa (Ecuador, 144 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte tonsupa (reported through EMSC)
Santo Domingo (Ecuador, 140 km E of epicenter) : Dos veces se sintió en santo domingo (reported through EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador, 334 km SE of epicenter) : For just a 5.7 we felt it here in Cuenca, almost 200 miles away. Quite a reach. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 226 km E of epicenter) : Ups (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 226 km E of epicenter) : Vaya se sintió un poco fuerte... Desde un 7mo piso en Quito. (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 218 km S of epicenter) : Lo sentí solo yo que estaba en la sala. Mi mujer que estaba en la cama no lo sintió. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 217 km E of epicenter) : Fue muy despacio hace más o menos 1 minuto (reported through EMSC)
Babahoyo (Ecuador, 200 km SE of epicenter) : Se lo sintio en Babahoyo Ecuador (reported through EMSC)
(Ecuador, 194 km E of epicenter) : Mindo. Medio. 15 sec (reported through EMSC)
(Ecuador, 151 km SE of epicenter) : San carlos quevedo fuerte sismo (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Cayo (Ecuador, 121 km S of epicenter) : Felt this rattle in Puerto Cayo, Manabi. Just 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Near Coast of Ecuador, 22 Apr 2016 03:03

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (130 quakes):
  • 08 Jul 2016 07:03 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Jul 2016 04:28 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jun 2016 12:04 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 03 Jun 2016 04:31 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 02 Jun 2016 00:18 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 07:45 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 02:12 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 26 May 2016 18:18 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 23 May 2016 11:27 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 22 May 2016 03:18 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 20 May 2016 10:50 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 20 May 2016 05:08 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 20 May 2016 03:21 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 20 May 2016 01:45 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 23:53 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 18 May 2016 01:38 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 22 April 2016

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