Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Tuesday, 20 December 2016
20 Dec 17:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.07°N / 79.92°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Cuicocha (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) NW of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200)
52 km (32 mi) NE of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
96 km (60 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100)
106 km (66 mi) W of Valdez (pop: 11,400)
147 km (91 mi) SW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700)
169 km (105 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Tue, 20 Dec 17:45 UTC||M 4.0 / 2 km||NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR||EMSC|
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