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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Friday, 15 July 2016

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake  - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Friday, 15 July 2016
15 Jul 08:44 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 12 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 15 July 2016 07:32 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.66°S / 80.94°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (228 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) NW of Manta (pop: 183,200)
53 km (33 mi) NW of Montecristi (pop: 18,400)
58 km (36 mi) W of Bahía de Caráquez (pop: 37,100)
62 km (38 mi) NW of Rocafuerte (pop: 10,300)
70 km (43 mi) NW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
169 km (105 mi) NW of Quevedo (pop: 119,400)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 15 Jul 07:32 UTCM 4.4 / 10 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2016-07-15 02:32:32 -05:00 (15 Jul 07:32:32 UTC)M 4.4 / 10 km- 39km NW of Manta, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (3)

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Quito (278.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Quito / not felt
Elizabeth / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sleeping. I woke up possibly between 2:30am-2:33am local Ambato time/ 3:30am-3:35 eastern NY time. Woke up to my bed shaking, as if someone was trying to softly shake it. I am a light sleeper so at first I thought maybe it was me who shook the bed, but then it shook again and that's when I sat up and tried to see if anything else was moving. Nothing else was, not even hangers. I looked at the time and it was 2:33am.

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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Friday, 15 July 2016

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