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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Sunday, 15 January 2017

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Sunday, 15 January 2017
15 Jan 09:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
Jan 15 09:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Jan 15 10:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 36.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 36.0 to 20.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 15 January 2017 09:44 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.18°S / 80.64°W (Ecuador)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (33 mi) NW of Bahía de Caráquez (pop: 37,100)
71 km (44 mi) SW of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
81 km (50 mi) NW of Tosagua (pop: 14,700)
87 km (54 mi) N of Manta (pop: 183,200)
99 km (62 mi) NW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
163 km (101 mi) W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 15 Jan 09:44 UTCM 4.6 / 20 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
Sun, 15 Jan 09:44 UTCM 4.5 / 10 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
2017-01-15 04:44:50 -05:00 (15 Jan 09:44:50 UTC)M 4.6 / 35.6 km- 55km NNW of Bahia De Caraquez, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

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El Matal / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sounded like a big truck rolling by, glad it was centered out in the ocean-- too close for comfort tho!
(Ecuador, 38 km SE of epicenter) : Felt in Canoa where we live on the beach. The shaking woke us up. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Sunday, 15 January 2017

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