Important historic earthquakes in Ecuador

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Sep 17 20:44 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Sep 15 04:25 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Sep 14 15:58 3.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Sep 13 23:44 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Banos, Ecuador Sep 13 08:20 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • banos - Moderate shaking
  • EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Sep 12 05:02 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santo Domingo - It shook with long swains about 40seconds
  • Rivas - Very weak shaking
  • EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Sep 09 13:25 3.5 89 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Sep 09 02:28 4.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • puerto cayo - Strong shaking
  • EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Sep 08 20:03 4.2 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ecuador Sep 08 18:10 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Sep 07 04:00 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Ecuador Sep 07 02:12 6.2 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cuenca - 20 seconds or so
  • Portoviejo - Strong shaking
  • Vilcabamba - Moderate shaking
  • LOJA - Very weak shaking
  • Banos - 10 seconden
  • Montecristi - Moderate shaking
  • Cuenca - approximately 30 sec.
  • Cuenca - Approx 20 seconds. No property damage
  • Cuenca - About 30 seconds -- not really sure
  • Latacunga - Felt as though my 2nd story apartment was swaying. I could see the curtains sway.
  • cuenca - Moderate shaking
  • tarqui - Light shaking
  • Cuenca - The severity of the shaking was stronger than few days ago and it last less 20 secondes
  • Cotacachi - No damage. Light fixtures swaying slightly. Only noticed for several seconds
  • Puerto Cayo - About ten seconds (?), bed was shaking, hanging objects swaying.
  • Machala - While taking dinner chair ant dinner table movement
  • Vilcabamba - Just 30 seconds but strongest felt here
  • Machachi - 20 sec
  • Alausi - Ongeveer 15-20 seconden geen schade
  • manabi - comenzó con un movimiento suave y luego fue un solo jalón
  • Challuabamba - Home started shaking, tv shimmying, curtains swinging, dogs went nuts. Lasted a long time.
  • Quito - Fue suave pero la familia cerca del epicentro en Alausí sintió fuerte y hubo apagones también cerca de las costas ecuatorianas
  • Quayaqil - In hotel Unipark op de 7de verdieping.
  • Bemerken, Banholt en Mheer - Ik was een jongen, de wereld scheurde. De aarde leek niet op onze planeet meer. Beangstigend, nieuwsgierigheid, duurde minuten lang, nabevingen. Plus er waren door het land meldingen.
  • Quito - Léger tremblement pendant quelques secondes ...
  • Cuenca - Staying on the 8th floor and about 9pm building started shaking. Cracks visible in walls outside my room. Crack visible in the lobby.
  • Guayaquil - +/- 1.5 min begon matig naar krachtig beven, het hoogte punt doordeweeks ongeveer 20 sec daarna zwakte de beving af.
  • Guayaquil - 6 september 2018 Geen schade, maar wel echte bevingen gevoeld. Iedereen ging naar buiten en mensen op straat schreeuwden.
  • Cuenca - 2 minutes including the soft rocking after. 09/07/2018
  • Guayaquil - J'étais assis dans la gare routière attendant le départ de mon bus pour Quito. J'ai senti comme un flottement durant 10 ou 12 secondes. L'alarme s'est mise a fonctionner et on a été évacués. Quarante minutes après, tout est redevenu normal et j'ai pu prendre mon bus. Mes amis de Chiclayo au Pérou l'ont ressenti également.
  • Vilcabamba, Ec - 5-10 seconds shaking No damage
  • Cuenca - We were watching TV and felt the building shaking. Nothing was displaced nor fell.
  • Quito - Weak shaking
  • Guayaquil - Sitting at the airport gate, I felt a tremor that last about 2 - 3 seconds.
  • Olon - 15 seconds. No damage
  • кито - Light shaking
  • banos - The shaking woke me up
  • USGS Alausi, Ecuador Sep 07 02:12 6.2 93 MAP
    EMSC Ecuador Sep 06 04:50 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Sep 06 02:21 3.6 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Off The Coast Of Ecuador Sep 03 23:37 5.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Off Coast Of Ecuador Sep 03 23:37 4.9 40 MAP
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Ecuador Sep 03 23:37 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Ecuador Sep 03 16:28 4.0 230 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sucua, Ecuador Sep 03 06:31 4.4 96 MAP
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Sep 03 06:31 4.4 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Sep 02 11:56 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Sep 02 08:10 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Ecuador Sep 02 03:43 4.8 90 MAP
    USGS La Troncal, Ecuador Sep 02 03:43 4.9 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Sep 01 20:26 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cuenca - Strong shaking
  • Cuenca - We're on 5th (top) floor of very old building. One heavier hit that felt like something large struck the building and then very light shaking totaling around 10 seconds.
  • Guayaquil - I felt about 8 seconds of shaking.
  • EMSC Ecuador Sep 01 07:25 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ecuador Aug 27 12:50 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Aug 26 10:22 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ecuador Aug 26 05:57 3.8 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Aug 25 16:33 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Aug 24 14:33 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Aug 23 08:16 4.3 82 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-ecuador Border Region Aug 22 16:23 4.8 160 MAP
    EMSC Off Coast Of Ecuador Aug 21 12:19 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Aug 21 00:57 3.5 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bogotá - 1 Minute
  • EMSC Ecuador Aug 20 19:20 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Aug 20 19:07 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ecuador Aug 19 04:53 3.7 170 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ecuador Aug 18 17:53 3.5 161 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Aug 18 15:18 3.9 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Aug 18 03:16 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Aug 17 08:16 4.2 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Salinas, Ecuador Aug 16 19:09 4.6 34 MAP
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Aug 16 14:43 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Aug 16 12:55 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Aug 16 07:45 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Aug 14 18:16 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ecuador Aug 13 20:35 3.7 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Aug 10 15:03 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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