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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador, a 18.75km de Salinas on Sunday, 31 March 2019

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake: Near Coast of Ecuador, 31 Mar 2019 07h04, which had occurred 23 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador, a 18.75km de Salinas on Sunday, 31 March 2019
31 Mar 07:32 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 5 minutes.
Mar 31 07:34: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Mar 31 07:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.8.
Date & time: Sunday, 31 March 2019 07:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-03-31 02:27:12
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.07°S / 81.02°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (229 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) NW of Salinas (pop: 43,900)
22 km (14 mi) NW of La Libertad (pop: 75,900)
25 km (16 mi) NW of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200)
127 km (79 mi) W of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
128 km (79 mi) SW of Manta (pop: 183,200)
177 km (110 mi) NW of Machala (pop: 198,100)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 31 Mar 07:27 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmNear Coast of Ecuador, a 18.75km de SalinasIGEPN

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31.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : De berdad fue vien fuerte mantenganos al tanto (reported through our app)
1105.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
125.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
montañita / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Montanita / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awakened by shaking about 20 seconds, then 5 minutes later another shake, for about 15 seconds, not quite as severe, still enough to keep away. Ground sort of wiggling off and on for about 7 mi utes so far.
Mirador San Jose, near Manta, Manabi, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Portoviejo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chongon (34.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
179.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
323.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador, a 18.75km de Salinas on Sunday, 31 March 2019
 

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