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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake: 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador, 16 Apr 2016 23h58, which had occurred 3 days earlier.
Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016
20 Apr 09:36 UTC: Premier à signaler: IGEPN après 1 heure 1 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:35 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/04/20 03:35:08
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.67°N / 80.25°W (Équateur)
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km NW de Muisne (pop: 13,400)
70 km NW de Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
74 km SW de Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200)
158 km NW de Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
189 km NE de Manta (pop: 183,200)
193 km N de Portoviejo (pop: 170,300)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 20 Apr 08:35 UTCM 6.2Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.
Esmeraldas- Ecuador (73.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: Near Coast of Ecuador, 20 Apr 2016 08h35

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (208 quakes):
  • 07 Oct 2016 11:12 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Sep 2016 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Jun 2016 16:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 05 Jun 2016 07:32 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 04 Jun 2016 10:14 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 02 Jun 2016 09:43 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 11:27 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 10:11 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 01 Jun 2016 10:05 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 17:47 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 16:03 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 15:48 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 31 May 2016 09:04 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 28 May 2016 19:43 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 26 May 2016 00:21 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • 24 May 2016 21:03 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | IGEPN | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 20 April 2016
 

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