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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Thursday, 1 March 2018 at 16:14 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Thursday, 1 March 2018 at 16:14 (GMT)
Date & time: 2018-03-01 04:14:35 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.55°S / 80.78°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) W of Bahía de Caráquez (pop: 37,100)
46 km (29 mi) N of Manta (pop: 183,200)
55 km (34 mi) NW of Rocafuerte (pop: 10,300)
57 km (35 mi) NW of Montecristi (pop: 18,400)
67 km (42 mi) NW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
182 km (113 mi) W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2018-03-01 16:14:35 UTCM 4.9 / 5 kmNEAR COAST OF ECUADOREMSC

User reports for this quake (6)

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2km south of Canoa at Playa Azul / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on 3rd floor balcony felt building tremble for a few seconds durations. No doubt about it being a tremor. Light furniture also visibly shaking inside building.
Manta ecuador tarqui / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
47.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 1 short hard shake
Manta / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bahia de caraquez / not felt : I am in Bahia de caraquez, right on the river. and I didn't feel the earthquake.
(Ecuador, 32 km NE of epicenter) : Quick strong horizontal wavelike motion. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR on Thursday, 1 March 2018 at 16:14 (GMT)

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