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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Colombia-Ecuador Border Region on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at 02:36 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Colombia-Ecuador Border Region on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at 02:36 (GMT)
11 Jan 02:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jan 11 02:44: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8.
Date & time: 2017-01-11 02:36:40 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.23°N / 78.63°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Pululahua (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) W of Otavalo (pop: 32,300)
41 km (26 mi) W of Cotacachi (pop: 8,200)
48 km (30 mi) SW of Atuntaqui (pop: 17,500)
52 km (33 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
81 km (50 mi) NE of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
186 km (115 mi) SW of Pasto (pop: 382,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2017-01-11 02:36:34 UTCM 4.9 / 40 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2017-01-11 02:36:40 UTCM 4.8 / 10 kmColombia-Ecuador Border RegionGFZ

User reports for this quake (5)

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Atacames, ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santo Domingo (86.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito (Ecuador, 186 km SE of epicenter) : En la capital fue muy leve (reported through EMSC)
Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Ecuador, 134 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintio en santodomingo fue deunos cuatro segundos se me cio la casa (reported through EMSC)
Monterrey (Ecuador, 91 km SE of epicenter) : Fuerte en Monterrey concordia (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Colombia-Ecuador Border Region on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at 02:36 (GMT)

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