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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Tuesday, 16 May 2017
16 May 16:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Date & time: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 15:59 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.28°S / 80.33°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (191 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) SW of Santa Lucía (pop: 12,500)
40 km (25 mi) N of Playas (pop: 30,600)
50 km (31 mi) W of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
52 km (32 mi) SW of Lomas de Sargentillo (pop: 7,500)
116 km (72 mi) NW of Machala (pop: 198,100)
163 km (101 mi) NW of Cuenca (pop: 277,000)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 16 May 15:59 UTCM 4.9 / 16 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2017-05-16 10:59:17 -05:00 (16 May 15:59:17 UTC)M 4.6 / 56.9 km- 31km W of Santa Lucia, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (13)

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Guayaquil (54.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
51.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (51.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
48.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Cuenca EC / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Chipipe Salinas Felt it ! Light Shaking ! / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil (49.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fue como si te empujaran hacia adelante y atrás (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (45 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Salinas, Ecuador (70.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil Ceibos Norte (45.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Samborondón (Ecuador, 14 km E of epicenter) : Felt a strong "Temblor" (reported through EMSC)
Olon (Ecuador, 71 km NW of epicenter) : We were at our desks and first felt a slight dizziness, then felt the desks and our chairs swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 42 km E of epicenter) : Strong (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

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