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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Tuesday, 3 May 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 2 weeks earlier.
Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Tuesday, 3 May 2016
3 May 03:48 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 3 minutes.
May 3 03:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
May 3 16:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.8.
Date & time: Tuesday, 3 May 2016 03:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/05/02 22:44:58
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.41°N / 79.92°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) SE of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
40 km (25 mi) NE of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
50 km (31 mi) W of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100)
111 km (69 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
171 km (106 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
176 km (110 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016/05/02 22:44:58 (3 May 03:44:58 UTC)M 4.8Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN
Tue, 3 May 03:45 UTCM 4.6 / 18 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
Tue, 3 May 03:45 UTCM 4.6 / 45 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC

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Mompiche (15.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
quito Ponciano (169.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Algo fuerte (reported through our app)

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Tuesday, 3 May 2016
 

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