Latest earthquakes near Ecuador today

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List of latest earthquakes near Ecuador.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 14, 2024 10:07
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 50 km W
from Machala
Apr 14, 2024 09:05
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 294 km SSW
from Loja
Apr 14, 2024 05:58
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 73 km SSW
from Manta
Apr 10, 2024 23:20
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 36 km NW
from Guayaquil
Apr 10, 2024 19:45
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 59 km E
from Riobamba
Apr 9, 2024 06:19
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 17 km SSW
from Tena
Apr 7, 2024 13:27
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 88 km WNW
from Machala
Apr 7, 2024 02:13
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 96 km SSE
from Guayaquil
Apr 6, 2024 23:01
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 40 km SSW
from Guayaquil
Apr 2, 2024 13:34
(Guayaquil)
M 2.6 23 km SE
from Ambato
Mar 31, 2024 06:18
(Guayaquil)
M 4.3 15 km NNW
from Guayaquil
Mar 30, 2024 03:56
(Guayaquil)
M 4.1 121 km WSW
from Machala
Mar 29, 2024 19:39
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 203 km SSE
from Loja
Mar 29, 2024 17:25
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 215 km SSE
from Loja
Mar 27, 2024 11:23
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 25 km NE
from Portoviejo
Mar 26, 2024 07:30
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 239 km WSW
from Guayaquil
Mar 26, 2024 02:15
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 201 km SSE
from Loja
Mar 25, 2024 23:07
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 206 km SSE
from Loja
Mar 25, 2024 13:48
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 87 km ESE
from Cuenca
Mar 25, 2024 13:47
(Guayaquil)
M 4.1 198 km SSE
from Loja
Mar 25, 2024 10:40
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 66 km SSE
from Machala
Mar 24, 2024 11:59
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 38 km WNW
from Guayaquil
Mar 24, 2024 09:51
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 136 km SW
from Machala
Mar 24, 2024 00:46
(Guayaquil)
M 4.1 183 km SSW
from Loja
Mar 23, 2024 17:35
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 240 km S
from Loja

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Ecuador

Ecuador Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
146 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.7
Apr 14, 2024 10:07

Average

A total of 1462 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Ecuador in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 146 earthquakes per year, or 12 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Ecuador roughly every 2 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Ecuador in 2016. A total of 240 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Ecuador that year. The strongest had a 7.8 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Ecuador with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Ecuador in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Ecuador during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Ecuador (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1357 92.82%
Mag. 5 89 6.09%
Mag. 6 13 0.89%
Mag. 7 3 0.21%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Ecuador

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.8
On Apr 16, 2016 18:58.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.8
On Jan 31, 1906 10:22.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Ecuador occurred on Apr 16, 2016 18:58 local time (America/Guayaquil timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.8 and struck 71 kilometers (44 mi) south-southwest of Esmeraldas, at a depth of 21 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Ecuador in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.8 earthquake struck on Jan 31, 1906 10:22, 32 kilometers (20 mi) south-southwest of Esmeraldas. It is the strongest earthquake near Ecuador in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Ecuador in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Ecuador.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Ecuador.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 16, 2016 18:58
(Guayaquil)
M 7.8 71 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Feb 22, 2019 05:17
(Guayaquil)
M 7.5 272 km SE
from Quito
Nov 28, 2021 05:52
(Guayaquil)
M 7.5 299 km SE
from Cuenca
May 18, 2016 11:46
(Guayaquil)
M 6.9 52 km S
from Esmeraldas
Mar 18, 2023 12:12
(Guayaquil)
M 6.8 65 km S
from Guayaquil
May 18, 2016 02:57
(Guayaquil)
M 6.7 61 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Feb 3, 2022 10:58
(Guayaquil)
M 6.5 289 km SE
from Cuenca
Jul 10, 2016 21:11
(Guayaquil)
M 6.3 42 km S
from Esmeraldas
Sep 6, 2018 21:12
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 76 km NNE
from Cuenca
Jul 30, 2021 12:10
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 198 km SSW
from Machala

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Ecuador

Earthquakes by region of Ecuador

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Ecuador.

When was the last earthquake in Ecuador?

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Ecuador on the morning of April 14, 2024 at 10:07 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 50km west of Machala at a depth of 27km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Ecuador in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Ecuador?

A 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Ecuador on the morning of January 31, 1906 at 10:22 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 32km east of Esmeraldas at a depth of 20km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Ecuador since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Ecuador?

In the past 10 years, 1462 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Ecuador. This averages to 146 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.