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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Saturday, 6 January 2018

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Saturday, 6 January 2018
Date & time: Saturday, 6 January 2018 19:30 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.78°S / 80.49°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (177 km / 110 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) NW of Rocafuerte (pop: 10,300)
22 km (13 mi) SW of Bahía de Caráquez (pop: 37,100)
28 km (18 mi) W of Tosagua (pop: 14,700)
32 km (20 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
158 km (98 mi) SW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
171 km (106 mi) NW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 6 Jan 19:30 UTCM 4.6 / 7 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC

User reports for this quake (7)

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32.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : the couch moved a little - hardly felt
San Clemente, Manabi Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I heard a low rumble then my seat popped up. Everyone around me, outside felt the ground move up and down. Lots of rattling
canoa manabi ecuador (33.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Crucita (12.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Cuenca (288.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
en manta (35.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Manta (Ecuador, 32 km SW of epicenter) : Suden jolt then some sweating. Short. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Saturday, 6 January 2018

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