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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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 21 21:10 3.6 191 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ecuador Nov 21 04:45 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 21 01:43 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 20 15:24 3.6 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Palora, Ecuador Nov 19 21:42 4.9 152 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Ecuador Nov 19 21:42 4.8 133 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Ecuador Nov 19 21:42 4.9 158 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 19 12:38 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 19 03:35 4.5 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 18 23:03 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 18 21:30 3.8 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 18 07:22 3.9 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cuenca - Light shaking
  • USGS Balao, Ecuador Nov 18 04:23 5.2 29 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 18 04:23 5.4 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cuenca - Moderate shaking
  • Cuenca - Light shaking
  • Guayaquil - I felt it for about 15 to 20 seconds at school. There were 2 shakes. The first one was like a shaking and the second one was stronger and quicker, more like a vibration.
  • Gualaceo - Light shaking. Lasted about 15 seconds. Disturbed animals but not damage to structure or painting falling off the wall.
  • cuenca - Moderate shaking
  • Guayaqil - No damage just light shaking.
  • Cuenca - 11:40 PM. 20-25 seconds. No damage or power/water lossports.
  • Cuenca - Light shaking
  • Catamayo - Noticeable for about 3-4 minutes
  • Cuenca - Nov 17th at 11:30pm everything shook work me up from sleep....fyi did not feel morning quake from Guayaquil
  • USGS Naranjal, Ecuador Nov 17 13:40 5.2 78 MAP I Felt It
  • Cuenca - Having a coffee at about 8:40 AM at kitchen table felt House shaking slightly
  • Quito - Very weak shaking
  • Cuenca - Light shaking, windows rattled for few seconds
  • Manta - Approximately 8 seconds
  • Ayampe - Have not noticed damage. The house shook and windows rattled for around 25 seconds.
  • Garzota Guayaquil - Pet dog alarmed. Shaking of building lasted about 30 seconds. Nothing fell and no damage. People went outside frightened.
  • Montanita - Felt the room shake for about 15 seconds. No damages to the buildings or people
  • Cuenca - 10 seconds. Pictures fell off and hous e shook.
  • Guayaquil - It was quick, like 4 seconds or so. However the shaking was very noticeable and the windows were making noise.
  • Chongon - Sitting down. Felt as if a car ran into the building. Shaking fully for about 45 seconds. Walls creaking. Floor moving.
  • Catamayo - We live in an older brick/concrete home in La Vega, Catamayo area. We felt a shaking at 11:24 p.m. that lasted about 3-4 minutes and seemed more noticeable than the earthquake we felt that occurred in Chile less than a year ago.
  • Chunchi - Light shaking
  • Guayaquil - On 17.11.2017 at 22.30h 15 second sheking in hotel room at 6 flor. Building mouved 5-10cm left - right
  • Cuenca - Morning shake felt while having breakfast 8.20 local time... Like heavy traffic but went on for too long. Night time shake sometime between 10.30 and midnight... Woke me up enough to to feel bed shaking but not enough to alarm me. Not aware of property damage
  • Loja - I was using the bathroom, the toilet pan wobbled considerably. When I stood again there was another shake, I held onto the bathroom door and heard plaster falling inside the walls. It was very unnerving. I got dressed, phoned a friend nearby for a reassuring voice and then went back to bed fully clothed.
  • Salinas - Building swayed slightly for a few seconds
  • Naranjal - I felt it when i was lying on my bed. It shaked the flat where i\'m residing for almost 30-50seconds, Well nothing was damaged but was so shocked because it was abrupt
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 17 13:40 5.3 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cuenca - Lasted about 20 seconds
  • guayaquil - 2 shakes. lasted about 15 to 20 seconds in total
  • Chimborazo - Duro unos 15 segundos
  • Mirador San Jose - Ceiling fan chains swung a little.
  • Cuenca - Se movieron los vidrios de la ventana
  • Ayempe - Sa m\'as reveiller
  • Quito - ongeveer 20 seconden
  • cuenca - Weak shaking
  • Vilcabamba - 8:42 AM about 5 seconds, no damage
  • Guayaquil - Nous étions en train de prendre le petit déjeuner à l\'hôtel.Nous sommes rapidement sortis dans le jardin.Employes et résidents.Le portail métallique continuait à vibrer. Pendant la nuit ,même ressenti.Reveil en sursaut mais nous sommes restés dans la chambre car peu de mouvement dans les couloirs.
  • EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 17 04:05 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 16 00:30 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ecuador Nov 10 21:38 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Guayaquil - 10-15 seconds, no damage
  • USGS Sucre, Ecuador Nov 10 06:56 4.4 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Portoviejo - Moderate shaking
  • EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 10 06:56 4.4 26 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 10 06:45 3.5 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 10 03:40 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 09 21:57 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ecuador Nov 09 10:52 3.5 74 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 09 04:08 3.5 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 08 01:10 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 06 17:55 4.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 06 11:18 4.6 169 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Macas, Ecuador Nov 06 11:18 4.5 122 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 06 11:18 4.5 123 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ecuador Nov 06 06:06 3.9 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Ecuador Nov 05 23:22 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 05 18:27 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 04 23:46 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yantzaza, Ecuador Nov 04 09:01 4.1 43 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Colombia-ecuador Border Region Nov 04 02:56 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 04 01:22 4.3 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Macas, Ecuador Nov 03 07:33 4.3 134 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Nov 03 07:33 4.3 134 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Ecuador Nov 03 05:23 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Ecuador Nov 03 00:46 4.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Off The Coast Of Ecuador Nov 03 00:46 4.4 36 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Nov 01 02:43 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Ecuador Nov 01 02:31 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Ecuador Oct 31 06:47 4.1 112 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ecuador Oct 29 12:39 4.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Oct 26 01:03 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Oct 25 18:02 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Oct 24 04:34 3.7 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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