Latest earthquakes near Ecuador today

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List of latest earthquakes near Ecuador.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 12, 2024 15:54
(Guayaquil)
M 2.1 7 km NW
from Quito
Jul 10, 2024 13:46
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 264 km SE
from Loja
Jul 5, 2024 17:06
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 8 km NNE
from La Troncal
Jul 5, 2024 02:07
(Guayaquil)
M 4.8 40 km WNW
from Manta
Jul 2, 2024 21:16
(Guayaquil)
M 2.4 19 km ENE
from Quito
Jul 1, 2024 00:27
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 15 km ENE
from Quito
Jun 29, 2024 07:33
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 46 km SW
from Cuenca
Jun 28, 2024 10:02
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 78 km NNW
from Manta
Jun 28, 2024 07:09
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 111 km ESE
from Loja
Jun 25, 2024 00:04
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 49 km E
from Portoviejo
Jun 24, 2024 17:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 25 km WNW
from Tulcán
Jun 24, 2024 15:15
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 34 km WNW
from Manta
Jun 23, 2024 16:31
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 54 km E
from Portoviejo
Jun 21, 2024 01:02
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 52 km NNE
from Cuenca
Jun 19, 2024 17:15
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 231 km SE
from Cuenca
Jun 19, 2024 12:44
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 44 km NE
from Esmeraldas
Jun 18, 2024 17:34
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 133 km SW
from Machala
Jun 18, 2024 12:11
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 99 km E
from Macas
Jun 17, 2024 21:22
(Guayaquil)
M 5.5 282 km ESE
from Cuenca
Jun 17, 2024 14:51
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 16 km WSW
from Macas
Jun 16, 2024 12:32
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 61 km NE
from Macas
Jun 11, 2024 05:01
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 94 km E
from Cuenca
Jun 10, 2024 18:05
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 81 km ESE
from Riobamba
Jun 7, 2024 18:22
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 85 km SSE
from Guayaquil
Jun 7, 2024 10:27
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 224 km N
from Esmeraldas

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Ecuador

Ecuador Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
147 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.1
Jul 12, 2024 15:54

Average

A total of 1474 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 147 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 1367 92.74%
Mag. 5 91 6.17%
Mag. 6 13 0.88%
Mag. 7 3 0.2%
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.

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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
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 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Ecuador on the afternoon of July 12, 2024 at 15:54 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 7km northwest of Quito at a depth of 9km 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, 1474 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Ecuador. This averages to 147 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.