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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Ecuador on Saturday, 7 October 2017

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Ecuador on Saturday, 7 October 2017
7 Oct 09:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 7 October 2017 09:26 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 129.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.7°S / 77.95°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Altar (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) E of Palora (pop: 6,500)
25 km (15 mi) SE of Puyo (pop: 24,900)
62 km (39 mi) SE of Baños (pop: 9,500)
90 km (56 mi) SE of Ambato (pop: 154,400)
176 km (109 mi) SE of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
178 km (110 mi) NE of Cuenca (pop: 277,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 7 Oct 09:26 UTCM 5.1 / 129 km EcuadorGFZ
Sat, 7 Oct 09:26 UTCM 5.1 / 164 km ECUADOREMSC
2017-10-07 04:26:14 -05:00 (7 Oct 09:26:14 UTC)M 5.1 / 147.3 km- 6km NW of Palora, EcuadorUSGS

User reports for this quake (15)

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Wolvega, Netherland (9755.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was a swinging shake that woke me up 4:28 a.m., October 7th, according to my clock. It woke me up and lasted several seconds. It might have seem longer since this is an antisismic building.However I could tell from the noise and duration that it was a quake and not a truck passing by.
letu (227.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Era muy temprano como las 4:26 pero se movió todo, por suerte pasó rapido (reported through our app)
Bahia de Caraquez, Manabi, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In bed on 3rd floor of bamboo house. woke me up, shaking lasted approximately 20 seconds. no damages.
guayaquil samborondon (214.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Cuenca ecuador / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : As I lay in bed my body bounced lightly on the mattress for a few seconds.
221.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
El Carmen / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Si se sintió bastante las evntanas se movían el ropero tu se quedó moviendo casi Yu nos 2 minutos
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
221.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 229 km W of epicenter) : Fue una sacudida leve pero desperto a todos eb casa. (reported through EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador, 183 km SW of epicenter) : i felt like we dropped (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 229 km W of epicenter) : Despertó a muchos en sus casas y en edificios. Se sintió fuerte y duró más de lo habitual. (reported through EMSC)
Durán (Ecuador, 221 km W of epicenter) : Acá en Durán prácticamente no se sintió nada. (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 226 km W of epicenter) : Oscilatorio (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake: Ecuador, 7 Oct 2017 09:26

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 21 Nov 2017 04:45 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Ecuador on Saturday, 7 October 2017

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