Earthquakes in EcuadorIn Ecuador there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur above average, but not excessively often.
Since 1950 more than 5700 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes. 1 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Ecuador by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.
- Sept. 29, 6:02 pmMagnitude 4.9: 50 km west of Nueva Loja at a depth of 11.79 km.
- Sept. 25, 10:42 pmMagnitude 4.3: 121 km northwest of Mosquera, Colombia at a depth of ten km.
- Sept. 23, 6:44 pmMagnitude 4.3: 37 km south-southwest of Paján at a depth of 38.52 km.
Earthquakes in Ecuador since 1950The strongest earthquake in Ecuador happened on 04/16/2016 in the region Near West Coast (Manabi, Esmeraldas) with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|02/22/2019||Azuay, Manabi, Morona Sant.; Peru||145 km||7.5||1|
|05/18/2016||Manabi Province||26 km||6.9||1|
|04/16/2016||Near West Coast (Manabi, Esmeraldas)||7.8||663|
|08/12/2010||Manta, Guayaquil, Loja||15 km||7.1||0|
|01/24/2005||Near West Coast (Puerto Lopez, Salango)||26 km||6.1||0|
|08/04/1998||Bahia De Caraquez, Canoa||20 km||7.2||3|
|03/28/1996||Cotopaxi, Pastaza, Tungurahua, Ambato||49 km||5.9||27|
|08/11/1990||Pamasqui, Quito||54 km||4.4||4|
|06/25/1989||Esmeraldas, Guayaquil||32 km||6.1||0|
|09/22/1987||Ambato, Latacunga, Riobamba||37 km||6.2||2|
|03/06/1987||Napo Province, Quito, Tulcan||44 km||7.2||5000|
|08/18/1980||W, Guayaquil||52 km||5.6||8|
|12/17/1969||Sasquisili, Pujili, Latacunga||4.2||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.