Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 72 km west of Guayaquil, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on 2019-04-07 22:23:48

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 72 km west of Guayaquil, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on 2019-04-07 22:23:48

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 62 km depth

8 Apr 03:28 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 4 minutes.
Apr 8 03:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 2.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 3.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.0 to 6.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.0 to 5.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 62.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Apr 2019 03:23:48 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: 2019-04-07 22:23:48
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 62.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.3°S / 80.53°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200)
40 km (25 mi) NNW of Playas (pop: 30,600)
43 km (27 mi) E of La Libertad (pop: 75,900)
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Santa Lucía (Guayaquil) (pop: 12,500)
63 km (39 mi) SSW of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400)
72 km (45 mi) W of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
75 km (46 mi) SW of El Triunfo (Cantón Daule) (pop: 32,300)
321 km (199 mi) SW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.562 kmEcuador - Santa Elena, a 12.10km de Santa ElenaIGEPN

User reports for this quake (121)

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72.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Salinas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Just felt the bed move.
Manta (151 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking in bed
Lima, Peru / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuenca, Ecuador / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was one quick shudder, followed by 2 or 3 tiny shudders.
Salinas Ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
325.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quevedo (197.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Recostado en la pared sentía que se movía y el agua en botella también (reported through our app)
70 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Nigger mountain / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : your experience your experience your experience your experience your experienceyour experience your experience your experience your experience your experience your experience your experience your experience your experience your experience your experience your experience
71.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : . (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayacil / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bunk bed shaking as if someone else was on the top and moving a lot
Manglaralto, Santa Elena / Light shaking (MMI IV)
86.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
73.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Fuerte (reported through our app)
Olon / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Olón (58.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil (72.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayphil / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV)
69.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mindo / San Miguel de Los Bancos / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Malecón de Salinas (44 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting in the recliner and the chair began to shake. It didn’t last long. Strong enough to make me nervous.
63.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
76.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Riobamba, Ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Movimiento horizontal
80.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Montañita / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Clemente. / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puntablanca, Santa Elena / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuenca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Third floor building. Woke Is up
Guayaquil / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 9th floor, felt well
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking in bed
Guayaquil / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guayaquil en casa 1 piso / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Guayaquil
240.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
salinas Ecuador / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
milagro ecuador (107.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuenca (194.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting in my recliner when the window blinds started rattling, the mirror on the wall was moving back and forth, and my recliner felt like it was moving from side to side.
219 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Light shaking (MMI IV)
63.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Temblor suave en Guayaquil (reported through our app)
guayaquil, ecuador ,hotel city boyaca 702 second f / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : bed moving, wake me up, small object moved
Lomas de sargentillo (68.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No se sintio tan fuerte ...fue moderado (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (68.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
quito / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
72.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Puerto Lopez, Manabi (88.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking of lamps and the ground of our house (reported through our app)
Hotel la fontana / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Short lite shaking
SAN CLEMENTE (171.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
70.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Salinas Ecuador / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Azogues, Ecuador (193.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
187.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil, hostal nucapacha (71.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Puerto Rico, Hostería la barquita (80.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Punta carneo, santa elena, ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The hanging lanterns did not swing nor did water splash out of the pool, but did feel the tremor.
74.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
152.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
152.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
55.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Very quick. Windows rattled, dogs barking
Montanita / Light shaking (MMI IV)
40.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
241.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
Montanita (57.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Riobamba / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guayaquil / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Puerto Santa Ana. 9th floor Terrible / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Quick shake
36.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Full (reported through our app)
Riobamba (219.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Manglaralto, Ecuador (54.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
74.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
141.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
66.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Salinas (49 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Salinas (45.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
76.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cuenca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about 15 seconds.
39.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil Ecuador (68.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It hit quick, and lingered for a few seconds
66.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
95.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Me espanto el sueño (reported through our app)
72.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se sintió moderado el temblor y no duró tanto tiempo (reported through our app)
Cuenca Ecuador / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Cuenca Ecuador
73.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
240.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
81.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
72.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
124.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
66.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
28.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 47 km E of epicenter) : No lo senti (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 50 km E of epicenter) : Duró poco (reported through EMSC)
Manta (Ecuador, 136 km NW of epicenter) : Thought it was the dog scratching at the end of my bed, but it was definitely an earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador, 175 km SE of epicenter) : Ощущал толчки (reported through EMSC)
Milagro (Ecuador, 87 km E of epicenter) : Fue rapido (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Lopez (Ecuador, 80 km NW of epicenter) : Etwas Wackeln der Lampe (reported through EMSC)
Manglaralto (Ecuador, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Short. Duration. Sharp shaking. Olon, Santa Elena (reported through EMSC)
Los Lojas (Ecuador, 49 km E of epicenter) : Me hizo asustar!! Se movió la casa# (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 48 km E of epicenter) : Temblor de unos 15 segundos (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 47 km E of epicenter) : Se movió un poco todo (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 47 km E of epicenter) : Light swaying (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 47 km E of epicenter) : It was a mild movement (reported through EMSC)
Cotacachi (Ecuador, 354 km NE of epicenter) : I have a rosary that hangs on a mirror. When the ground moves, it bangs on the mirror. Even a minor shake. (reported through EMSC)
Gualaceo (Ecuador, 197 km SE of epicenter) : Was about to go to sleep and I felt the floor move a little bit and I thought that I might be an earthquake around Guayaquil or Morona Santiago (reported through EMSC)
Salinas (Ecuador, 66 km W of epicenter) : Fuerte y corto. (reported through EMSC)
La Libertad (Ecuador, 62 km W of epicenter) : Si se sintió la libertad ecuador (reported through EMSC)
(Ecuador, 59 km NW of epicenter) : Our house shook for a few seconds. No damage... (reported through EMSC)
Manglaralto (Ecuador, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Short. We could hear the house moving. (reported through EMSC)
Tarifa (Ecuador, 56 km E of epicenter) : Fue como golpes y despues se movio de un lado a otro (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 54 km E of epicenter) : Se sintio duro en guayaquil (reported through EMSC)
Manglaralto (Ecuador, 53 km NW of epicenter) : Our house shook for just a few seconds. No damage... (reported through EMSC)
Santa Elena (Ecuador, 53 km W of epicenter) : Fué fuerte como sacudon (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 51 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió en Guayaquil Ecuador (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 49 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 49 km E of epicenter) : fuerte se sintió al sur de Guayaquil como un movimiento de vaivén aproximadamente 10seg esperemos que durante la noche y madrugada no haya un evento sísmico fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 49 km E of epicenter) : Fueron como 10bsegundos pero se movió fuerte y el ruido de como se mueve la tierra (reported through EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 49 km E of epicenter) : Fue fuerte (reported through EMSC)
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