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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 17 November 2017

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 17 November 2017
17 Nov 13:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 17 November 2017 13:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.47°S / 79.75°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Licto (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NW of Naranjal (pop: 32,000)
34 km (21 mi) SE of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
35 km (22 mi) SE of Eloy Alfaro (pop: 167,800)
41 km (26 mi) SW of Milagro (pop: 133,500)
91 km (56 mi) NE of Machala (pop: 198,100)
96 km (59 mi) NW of Cuenca (pop: 277,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 17 Nov 13:40 UTCM 5.4 / 10 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
Fri, 17 Nov 13:40 UTCM 5.2 / 104 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC
2017-11-17 08:40:41 -05:00 (17 Nov 13:40:41 UTC)M 5.2 / 78.7 km- 27km NW of Naranjal, EcuadorUSGS
17/11/2017 08:40:41 (17 Nov 13:40:41 UTC)M 5.4 / 75 km PeruIGP

User reports for this quake (97)

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Deleg , Cañar (98.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : felt both... first one felt like I was dizzy and the u felt the shaking... the last one , the one at 11pm woke me out of a dead sleep.. that last one was definitely longer and slightly stronger
39.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Loja Ecuador (181.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cuenca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt the one at 8:40 am and now at 11:20pm was stronger and longer.
Cuenca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guayaquil (56.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
canoa manabi ecuador (197.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cuenca, Ecuador / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Very short less than 3 seconds. Thought at first it was a truck going by but not truck. Cats sat up and took notice when it occured
Cuenca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Duran (34 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (39.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Fue feo (reported through our app)
35.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
31.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Un solo remezón fuerte en guayaquil (reported through our app)
Bahia de Caraquez, Manabi, Ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I am 350 miles away from the epicenter, shook the house for 20 seconds, enough for me to exit the building. Ecuador Geofisico has it as a 6.2. Why the downgrade to 5.4? It was definitely bigger than that!!!
San Antonio de Pichincha - mitad del mundo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guayaquil (43.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Riobamba (150.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Angamarca / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Portoviejo, Manabi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuenca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Klever Rodriguez / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Building came down in my area, I’m here visiting
Bahia de caraquez Manabi ecuador (239.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : On 2nd floor of bamboo house. House shook for about 20 seconds. Alarmed enough to exit the house.
Bahia de caraquez Manabi ecuador (239.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : On 2nd floor of bamboo house. House shook for about 20 seconds. Alarmed enough to exit the house.
Portoviejo (178.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (48.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
92.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Samborondon / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Everyone ran outside in my neighborhood. Few items fell from shelves.
Quito / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Quevedo (165.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
59.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cuenca / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
49.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Quito / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Just feel my chair shakes slightly
Guayaquil / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Samborobdob (40.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Ciudadela El Paraíso, Guayaquil (38.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Me despertó. (reported through our app)
Canoa, ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Two to three seconds with a short indicator that the shake started, the had a hard shake for a second and a half. Felt on the ground outside and second level of our casa.
Guayaquil ave daule / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 2 shakes. The first one was moderate and the second one was quicker and harder, more like a vibration.
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Hard jolt with continued vibration and a calm followed by another vibration/rocking. "Nature is anticipationg the earthquake-preparedness-simulation in Guayaquil this morning!"
Cuenca Ecuador / Weak shaking (MMI III)
El Centro, Cuenca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Marriott Hotel Guayaquil / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Seemed like a rolling wavy motion of the earth. No damage noted.
Cuenca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Cuenca - Standing barefoot on the 7th floor of my building. Fairly strong...and long...shaking, glass doors rattling, object swaying.
Cuenca Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quito / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about 30 seconds.
Hostel nucapacha / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Leve movimiento (135.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
42.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Cuenca, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Olon (134.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuenca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Floor rolling and building swaying
208.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil (Kennedy Norte) / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Azogues (104.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Vilcabamba / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Salinas (138.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Sitting at my desk, I experienced a very slight dizzy moment.I live on the ground floor. Nothing more. (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (39.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
293 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Machala (90.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Cuenca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Magnaralto / Light shaking (MMI IV)
39.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 25 km NW of epicenter) : De 6.2 (reported through EMSC)
Monterrey (Ecuador, 257 km N of epicenter) : Fuerte santodomingo (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 19 km NW of epicenter) : Fue de 6.2 arregle eso (reported through EMSC)
Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Ecuador, 242 km N of epicenter) : Fuerte en el tercer piso en Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas. Oficialmente en Ecuador el sismo fue de 6.3 ° (reported through EMSC)
(Ecuador, 46 km NW of epicenter) : Fue de 6.9 (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 287 km NE of epicenter) : Fue de 6.2 (reported through EMSC)
Cacha (Ecuador, 142 km NE of epicenter) : Breve pero fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Santa Elena (Ecuador, 120 km W of epicenter) : I first did not realise how strong the earthquake was. However, when I checked the school building, it had visible cracks in the wall. (reported through EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador, 106 km SE of epicenter) : We felt it in to sections about 3 seconds apart. In total it lasted about 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador, 106 km SE of epicenter) : I experienced a slight rumbling, chandelier swayed, creaking. It did have me heading towards the exit door... Then subsided and I did not feel leaving the apartment was necessary. (reported through EMSC)
Los Lojas (Ecuador, 39 km NW of epicenter) : Ondulatorio con previo sonido subterraneo. (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 32 km NW of epicenter) : Bastante fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 279 km NE of epicenter) : Estaba en el tercer piso y sentí temblor leve. Mi esposa en planta baja no lo sintió (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 276 km NE of epicenter) : Quito ECUADOR (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 275 km NE of epicenter) : It was felt in Cumbaya, Ecuador. It was a strong swaying motion. It lasted about 1.5 minutes. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 275 km NE of epicenter) : Quito sentido ....largo (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 274 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió levemente en Quito. (reported through EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador, 271 km NE of epicenter) : Movimiento oscilatorio, casi o más de 1 minuto. (reported through EMSC)
(Ecuador, 217 km NW of epicenter) : Canoa, Manabí, Ecuador. (reported through EMSC)
(Ecuador, 215 km NW of epicenter) : Got the dog and our attention! (reported through EMSC)
Zorritos (Peru, 184 km SW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Zorritos, Perú pe. Una palomitas. (reported through EMSC)
Manta (Ecuador, 183 km NW of epicenter) : It lasted about a full minute (reported through EMSC)
(Ecuador, 87 km N of epicenter) : Fuerte movimiento aprox 20segundos (reported through EMSC)
El Triunfo (Ecuador, 39 km E of epicenter) : Se sintio un movimiento fuerte aca en el canton el triunfo (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 29 km NW of epicenter) : Corto pero fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 28 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió remezón zona fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 28 km NW of epicenter) : Guayaquil via a la Costa muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 27 km NW of epicenter) : Fueron dos ondas que movió un poco las cosas. (reported through EMSC)
Samborondón (Ecuador, 27 km NW of epicenter) : Se movio muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 25 km NW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte.... (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 23 km NW of epicenter) : Un sacudon fuerte, evacuamos el edificio (reported through EMSC)
Samborondón (Ecuador, 22 km NW of epicenter) : Strong (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 21 km NW of epicenter) : 6.2 in others apps (reported through EMSC)
Durán (Ecuador, 19 km NW of epicenter) : Semi fuerte (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake: Near Coast of Ecuador, 17 Nov 2017 13:40

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