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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Thursday, 1 December 2016 at 19:35 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake  - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Thursday, 1 December 2016 at 19:35 (GMT)
1 Dec 19:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
Dec 1 19:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 69.0 km.
Dec 1 19:57: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 69.0 to 3.0 km.
Dec 1 23:38: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.0 to 24.0 km.
Date & time: 2016-12-01 07:35:23 UTC
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.24°S / 80.83°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (235 km / 146 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SW of Montecristi (pop: 18,400)
30 km (19 mi) NW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900)
34 km (21 mi) SW of Manta (pop: 183,200)
46 km (29 mi) W of Sucre (pop: 15,300)
47 km (29 mi) SW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
149 km (93 mi) NW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016-12-01 19:35:23 UTCM 4.5 / 24 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2016-12-01 19:35:28 UTCM 4.5 / 69 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
2016-12-01 19:35:23 UTC
2016-12-01 14:35:23 -05:00
M 4.5 / 24.1 km28km SW of Montecristi, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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155.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Manta (29.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Montecristi (28.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Manta (32.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se sintio fuerte el temblor aqui en manta (reported through our app)
Puerto Cayo (Ecuador, 15 km SE of epicenter) : Just 5 to 10 seconds, dogs barked afterwards. (reported through EMSC)
Olon (Ecuador, 70 km S of epicenter) : Lasted just a few seconds. Dogs barked. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Thursday, 1 December 2016 at 19:35 (GMT)
 

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