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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Friday, 28 April 2017 at 05:40 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake  - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Friday, 28 April 2017 at 05:40 (GMT)
28 Apr 05:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 2017-04-28 05:40:53 UTC
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2°S / 80.84°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (233 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) N of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200)
27 km (17 mi) NE of Salinas (pop: 43,900)
27 km (17 mi) NE of La Libertad (pop: 75,900)
108 km (67 mi) W of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
116 km (72 mi) S of Manta (pop: 183,200)
171 km (106 mi) NW of Machala (pop: 198,100)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2017-04-28 05:40:53 UTCM 4.2 / 2 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC

User reports for this quake (4)

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40.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
26.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Good shake but very short duration.
Manglaralto (20.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in bed and woke from the sound of a mirror rattling against the wall and some slight movement from open windows. There was a definite shake to the bed. It seemed to last about 30 seconds.
Salinas (27.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : on 8th floor of 15 story condo on beach. felt mild shaking for about 3 seconds

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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Friday, 28 April 2017 at 05:40 (GMT)

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