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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ecuador on Tuesday, 9 August 2016 at 04:23 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Ecuador on Tuesday, 9 August 2016 at 04:23 (GMT)
9 Aug 13:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 hours.
Date & time: 2016-08-09 04:23:37 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.1°S / 78.3°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Pululahua (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) SW of Cayambe (pop: 26,600)
24 km (15 mi) NE of Tutamandahostel (pop: 140,000)
29 km (18 mi) NE of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
31 km (19 mi) NE of Sangolquí (pop: 5,100)
99 km (61 mi) E of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
185 km (115 mi) SW of Pasto (pop: 382,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016-08-09 04:23:37 UTCM 4.6 / 16 kmEcuadorGFZ
2016-08-09 04:23:37 UTCM 4.6 / 16 kmECUADOREMSC
2016-08-09 04:23:35 UTC
2016-08-08 23:23:35 -05:00
M 4.6 / 2.6 km19km ENE of Quito, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (30)

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Guayquil (293.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
26.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Si hubiese durado más tiempo habría sido una tragedia (reported through our app)
21.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fuerte pero no largo, solo unos 5-6 sec. No hubo daños ni objetos caídos (reported through our app)
Quito / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was violently awakened by shaking, only on 4th floor but ran out scared and half naked, barefoot. Epicenter apparently is very close. Not good.
23.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
21.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
18.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 5 secs aprox shake (reported through our app)
Quito Ecuador (20.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Muy Fuerte y de corta duracion, desesperante (reported through our app)
Quito / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
38.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
23.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
15.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : fuerte y sono (reported through our app)
Quito (19.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
15.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
441.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Quito (Ecuador, 29 km SW of epicenter) : Fue bien fuerte pero no duro mucho (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 23 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 23 km W of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 22 km SW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte en Quito, en piso 12. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 22 km SW of epicenter) : Muy Fuerte en Quito, 4.7 grados (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 22 km SW of epicenter) : Sector la Carolina... Movimiento fuerte... No balanceo sino sacudon. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Fuerte en Quito. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 21 km W of epicenter) : 4.7 quito ecuador (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Very rough motion, stronger than what we felt here in Quito from the 7 mag quake on the coast. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 21 km SW of epicenter) : fue de duracion cercana a 7 segundos (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Quito. Puchincha. 4.6. 7km. Fuerte... Strong movement. Up and down. Strong shake. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 19 km W of epicenter) : Fuerte temblor en Quito Ecuador a las 23h30 (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 18 km W of epicenter) : Corto pero fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Very scared. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ecuador on Tuesday, 9 August 2016 at 04:23 (GMT)
 

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