Earthquakes in Ecuador
In 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 do not occur very frequently.
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.Other natural hazards in Ecuador:
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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 shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 36 km resulted in 663 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
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. Foto taken from National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC, public domain).
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