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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 30 June 2017

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 30 June 2017
30 Jun 22:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 30 June 2017 22:29 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.28°S / 80.32°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (170 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) NE of Bahía de Caráquez (pop: 37,100)
49 km (31 mi) SW of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
53 km (33 mi) NW of Chone (pop: 44,800)
88 km (54 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
127 km (79 mi) W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
200 km (124 mi) W of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 30 Jun 22:29 UTCM 5.9 / 10 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
2017-06-30 17:29:43 -05:00 (30 Jun 22:29:43 UTC)M 6.0 / 6 km- 31km NNW of Bahia De Caraquez, EcuadorUSGS
Fri, 30 Jun 22:29 UTCM 6.0 / 40 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
Fri, 30 Jun 22:29 UTCM 6.0 / 15 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (23)

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Mirador San Jose / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was inside sitting in a chair and felt it shaking. The house rattled and light fixtures swayed. Lasted several seconds. But friends outside at the time and others driving in a car felt nothing.
Bahia (37.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fuerte sacudida (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (218.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
213.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cue (326.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Gentle shake of the apartment, creaking sounds from the buildi g (reported through our app)
Guayaquil Ecuador (221.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
128.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quevedo, UTEQ (124.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se movio fuerte (reported through our app)
quito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuenca, ecuador (326.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quito downtown Shyris y Suecia (204.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : At the 10th floor of a building it was a good experience (reported through our app)
puyo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Moderate shaking (204.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Bogotá (Colombia, 910 km NE of epicenter) : My chair moved a bit. I'm in a 7th floor (reported through EMSC)
Samborondón (Ecuador, 219 km S of epicenter) : Oscillatory movement (reported through EMSC)
Samborondón (Ecuador, 212 km S of epicenter) : Largely felt (reported through EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador, 331 km SE of epicenter) : 8 seconds of mild shaking on the 6th floor of our apartment. Cuenca (reported through EMSC)
Samborondón (Ecuador, 219 km S of epicenter) : Algo fuerte pero corta duración. (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 213 km S of epicenter) : No lo senti, me lo comentaron (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 211 km E of epicenter) : Largo, se sintió en pisos altos en Quito... (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Cayo (Ecuador, 130 km S of epicenter) : I was in a rolling office chair and it started rolling by itself with me in it (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Cayo (Ecuador, 130 km S of epicenter) : Rolling for a bit (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake: Near Coast of Ecuador, 30 Jun 2017 22:29

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 13 Aug 2017 22:54 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Jul 2017 00:28 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Jul 2017 14:59 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Jul 2017 03:32 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 30 June 2017
 

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