Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 5km WSW of Muisne, Ecuador on Sunday, 17 December 2017
17 Dec 09:34 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2017-12-17 04:16:31 -05:00
Depth: 54.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.5851°N / 80.0762°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (185 km / 115 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SW of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
57 km (36 mi) N of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
63 km (39 mi) SW of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200)
137 km (85 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
186 km (116 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
195 km (121 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|2017-12-17 04:16:31 -05:00 (17 Dec 09:16:31 UTC)||M 4.6 / 54.2 km||- 5km WSW of Muisne, Ecuador||USGS|
|Sun, 17 Dec 09:16 UTC||M 4.6 / 54 km||NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR||EMSC|
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