Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 88 km southwest of La Libertad, Ecuador, on Thursday, 16 August 2018 at 19:09 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 88 km southwest of La Libertad, Ecuador, on Thursday, 16 August 2018 at 19:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 35 km depth

16 Aug 19:16 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
Aug 16 19:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 35.0 km.
Date & time: 16 Aug 2018 19:09:16 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.78°S / 81.48°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) SW of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (57 mi) SW of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) W of Playas (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) WNW of Machala (pop: 198,100) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) WSW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) WSW of Duran (pop: 167,800) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) SSW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) WSW of Babahoyo (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) SW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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4.635 km- 84km SW of Salinas, EcuadorUSGS

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