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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Thursday, 21 July 2016 at 11:57 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Thursday, 21 July 2016 at 11:57 (GMT)
21 Jul 12:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 40.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 39.0 km.
Jul 21 14:32: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8.
Jul 21 18:24: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
Date & time: 2016-07-21 11:57:50 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.89°S / 80.4°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) NE of Rocafuerte (pop: 10,300)
19 km (12 mi) NE of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
22 km (13 mi) SW of Tosagua (pop: 14,700)
36 km (22 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
154 km (95 mi) SW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
156 km (97 mi) NW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016-07-21 11:57:50 UTCM 4.9 / 39 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
2016-07-21 11:57:48 UTCM 4.9 / 25 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2016-07-21 11:57:49 UTC
2016-07-21 06:57:49 -05:00
M 4.8 / 24.8 km6km ESE of Rocafuerte, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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Crucita Manabi Ecuador (16.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : light to moderate shaking 20-seconds duration, preceded and followed by short milder tremors
36.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Reporte desde Manta (reported through our app)
manta (40.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Un poco fuerte en manta. (reported through our app)
San Mateo, Manta - Manabí (46.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Violento pero rápido un solo remeson. (reported through our app)
Manta (41 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Portoviejo (16.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Thursday, 21 July 2016 at 11:57 (GMT)

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