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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 18 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 4 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 18 May 2016
18 May 08:04 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 4 minutes.
May 18 08:09: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
May 18 09:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Date & time: Wednesday, 18 May 2016 08:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/05/18 03:00:43
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.45°N / 79.9°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SE of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
45 km (28 mi) NE of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
49 km (31 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100)
112 km (70 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
171 km (106 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
181 km (113 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016/05/18 03:00:43 (18 May 08:00:43 UTC)M 5.6Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN

User reports for this quake (29)

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Mindo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Already awake. Otherwise I would have missed it.
Guayaquil (314.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Logró despertarnos (277.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (298.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
112.1 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
171 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
171.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
198.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito,seminario mayor / not felt
Ecuador Portoviejo (179.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Cayambe, ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Quito / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleepping I'm afraid. I hope all be okay.
Quito (171.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fuerte movimiento (reported through our app)
Quito sw (173.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
sucre-24 de mayo (200.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : El recuerdo de un terremoto aún nos mantiene en sososbra (reported through our app)
Quito, Ec (174.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Fue muy fuerte (reported through our app)
Chone (129 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
Cali - Colombia (496.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
172.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quito (172.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (304 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Guayaqui (286 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Quito Ecuador (170.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Quito (172.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
130.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
guayaquil (291.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
172.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] : en Quevedo si lo sentí (reported through our app)
Quito (171.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quito (172.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 18 May 2016
 

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