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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Monday, 19 December 2016 at 07:11 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Monday, 19 December 2016 at 07:11 (GMT)
19 Dec 07:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 19 07:18: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4.
Dec 19 07:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Date & time: 2016-12-19 07:11:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.9°N / 79.65°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Cuicocha (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) S of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200)
52 km (32 mi) NE of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
67 km (41 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100)
84 km (52 mi) SW of Valdez (pop: 11,400)
139 km (86 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
177 km (110 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016-12-19 07:11:40 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
2016-12-19 07:11:39 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2016-12-19 07:11:39 UTC
2016-12-19 02:11:39 -05:00
M 5.4 / 10 km14km SSW of Propicia, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (25)

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172.2 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Tonsupa (17.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
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Gye (344.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
179.8 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
146.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
173.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito (182.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito (169.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Moviment slowly,my dogs weak up us. If possible than that earthquake be one replication of the earthquake of 7.8 degrees of righter scale at April 2016 (reported through our app)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito (176.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito (175.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
quito (182.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quito / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guayaquil (345.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
174 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quito (176.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
rcordo (187 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Quito (Ecuador, 176 km SE of epicenter) : Fue largo, casi 45 segundos, de movimiento circular. Nos despertamos porque sentimos que nos empujaron la cama, nuestra perrita se asusto. Los vidrios de las ventanas sonaron. Fueron dos movimiento, uno que duro unos 15 segundos, luego paró y a los 3 segundos comenzó unos mas largo, entre 30 y 40 segundos. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 187 km SE of epicenter) : Strong rumble in Tumbaco (reported through EMSC)
Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Ecuador, 135 km SE of epicenter) : Fuerte y corto se movieron laa ventanas y algunas cosas en santo domingo de los colorados (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 172 km SE of epicenter) : Norte de Quito se sintió (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 172 km SE of epicenter) : Estaba durmiendo me desperté y unos segundos después se empezó a mover edificio (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 172 km SE of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 171 km SE of epicenter) : Corto pero fuerte !!! Quito norte. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 171 km SE of epicenter) : Moderado en Quito. No hay daños (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Near Coast of Ecuador 2016-12-19 07:11 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 31 Jan 2017 14:22 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Dec 2016 19:57 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2016 01:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 17:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 17:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 15:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 12:09 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 10:50 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Dec 2016 09:59 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Dec 2016 09:08 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Dec 2016 08:57 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Dec 2016 08:20 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Dec 2016 07:24 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Dec 2016 07:18 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Dec 2016 07:15 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Dec 2016 07:13 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Monday, 19 December 2016 at 07:11 (GMT)

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