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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Thursday, 14 July 2016

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Thursday, 14 July 2016
14 Jul 16:53 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 10.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 15.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 14 July 2016 16:37 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.22°N / 79.92°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chachimbiro (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (26 mi) NW of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200)
69 km (43 mi) N of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
104 km (65 mi) W of Valdez (pop: 11,400)
111 km (69 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100)
139 km (86 mi) SW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700)
184 km (114 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 14 Jul 16:37 UTCM 4.8 / 11 kmOff Coast of EcuadorGFZ
Thu, 14 Jul 16:37 UTCM 4.7 / 15 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2016-07-14 11:37:41 -05:00 (14 Jul 16:37:41 UTC)M 4.7 / 5 km- 49km NW of Propicia, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (3)

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40.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Crucita, Manabi, Ecuador (243.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : light shaking about 10 seconds duration, was preceded by about 20 seconds by quick light shake of 2-3 second duration
ESMERALDAS / Moderate shaking (MMI V)

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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Thursday, 14 July 2016

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