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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Tuesday, 20 December 2016

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.5 quake: Near Coast of Ecuador, 19 Dec 2016 07:11, which had occurred 1 day 4 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Tuesday, 20 December 2016
20 Dec 10:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 40.0 km.
Dec 20 12:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 30.0 km.
Dec 20 17:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Date & time: Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.89°N / 79.78°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Cuicocha (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) SW of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200)
41 km (25 mi) NE of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
71 km (44 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100)
96 km (60 mi) NE of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
144 km (89 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
187 km (116 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 20 Dec 10:50 UTCM 5.0 / 30 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
Tue, 20 Dec 10:50 UTCM 4.9 / 24 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
2016-12-20 05:49:58 -05:00 (20 Dec 10:49:58 UTC)M 4.8 / 10 km- 10km WSW of Propicia, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Esmeraldas, Ecuador (72.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Esmeraldas (17.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (330.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR, 20 Dec 2016 10:50

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 26 Dec 2016 19:57 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2016 01:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 17:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 15:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Tuesday, 20 December 2016
 

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