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Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 29, 2023 01:57
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 8 km ESE
from La Troncal
Nov 29, 2023 01:48
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 39 km E
from Cuenca
Nov 28, 2023 07:42
(Guayaquil)
M 4.3 270 km SE
from Quito
Nov 26, 2023 01:47
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 54 km W
from Machala
Nov 25, 2023 07:59
(Guayaquil)
M 5.1 91 km ENE
from Macas
Nov 22, 2023 12:45
(Guayaquil)
M 4.7 272 km SE
from Quito
Nov 19, 2023 12:18
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 37 km WNW
from Cuenca
Nov 19, 2023 10:10
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 13 km NW
from Loja
Nov 18, 2023 22:33
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 26 km ENE
from Quevedo
Nov 18, 2023 22:25
(Guayaquil)
M 2.9 76 km NW
from Guayaquil
Nov 18, 2023 18:32
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 173 km N
from Esmeraldas
Nov 18, 2023 08:00
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 12 km NE
from Cuenca
Nov 18, 2023 01:35
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 28 km S
from Tena
Nov 16, 2023 14:02
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 114 km SW
from Machala
Nov 15, 2023 19:49
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 205 km SSE
from Loja
Nov 15, 2023 13:36
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 67 km W
from Machala
Nov 15, 2023 07:20
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 55 km SE
from Guayaquil
Nov 12, 2023 03:26
(Guayaquil)
M 4.7 94 km WSW
from Guayaquil
Nov 11, 2023 23:55
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 268 km SSW
from Loja
Nov 11, 2023 20:32
(Guayaquil)
M 2.2 35 km NNE
from Quito
Nov 9, 2023 14:12
(Guayaquil)
M 4.1 168 km SSW
from Machala
Nov 9, 2023 12:50
(Guayaquil)
M 5.1 393 km SE
from Zamora
Nov 7, 2023 16:51
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 291 km SSE
from Loja
Nov 6, 2023 22:33
(Guayaquil)
M 5.0 28 km NE
from Quevedo
Nov 6, 2023 00:18
(Guayaquil)
M 4.3 283 km ESE
from Cuenca

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Ecuador

Recent Ecuador Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Ecuador. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Ecuador and elsewhere.

Ecuador Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
142 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
Nov 29, 2023 01:57

Average

A total of 1425 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 142 earthquakes per year, or 11 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 1316 92.35%
Mag. 5 93 6.53%
Mag. 6 13 0.91%
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 123 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
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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
Mar 31, 2019 02:04
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 34 km NNE
from Salinas
Sep 6, 2018 21:12
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 76 km NNE
from Cuenca

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 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Ecuador on the night of November 29, 2023 at 01:57 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 8km east-southeast of La Troncal at a depth of 69km 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, 1425 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Ecuador. This averages to 143 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3 days.