Latest earthquakes near Riobamba, Chimborazo today

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List of latest earthquakes near Riobamba.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jul 12, 2024 15:54
(Guayaquil)
M 2.1 166 km N
from Riobamba
Jul 5, 2024 17:06
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 106 km SW
from Riobamba
Jul 5, 2024 02:07
(Guayaquil)
M 4.8 282 km WNW
from Riobamba
Jul 2, 2024 21:16
(Guayaquil)
M 2.4 171 km N
from Riobamba
Jul 1, 2024 00:27
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 168 km N
from Riobamba
Jun 29, 2024 07:33
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 186 km SSW
from Riobamba
Jun 28, 2024 10:02
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 296 km WNW
from Riobamba
Jun 25, 2024 00:04
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 165 km WNW
from Riobamba
Jun 24, 2024 17:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 294 km NNE
from Riobamba
Jun 24, 2024 15:15
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 276 km WNW
from Riobamba
Jun 23, 2024 16:31
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 160 km WNW
from Riobamba
Jun 21, 2024 01:02
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 93 km S
from Riobamba
Jun 18, 2024 12:11
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 168 km ESE
from Riobamba
Jun 17, 2024 21:22
(Guayaquil)
M 5.5 330 km SE
from Riobamba
Jun 17, 2024 14:51
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 88 km SSE
from Riobamba
Jun 16, 2024 12:32
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 111 km ESE
from Riobamba
Jun 11, 2024 05:01
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 134 km SSE
from Riobamba
Jun 10, 2024 18:05
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 81 km ESE
from Riobamba
Jun 7, 2024 18:22
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 160 km SW
from Riobamba
Jun 1, 2024 16:27
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 252 km NE
from Riobamba
May 28, 2024 20:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 287 km NNW
from Riobamba
May 21, 2024 02:14
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 60 km WNW
from Riobamba
May 21, 2024 02:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 66 km WNW
from Riobamba
May 20, 2024 21:43
(Guayaquil)
M 5.2 254 km SSW
from Riobamba
May 17, 2024 15:10
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 207 km SSW
from Riobamba

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Riobamba

Riobamba Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 842 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Riobamba, Chimborazo in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 84 earthquakes per year, or 7 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Riobamba roughly every 4 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Riobamba in 2016. A total of 155 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Riobamba that year. The strongest had a 7.8 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Riobamba in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Riobamba 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 Riobamba (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 773 91.81%
Mag. 5 58 6.89%
Mag. 6 9 1.07%
Mag. 7 2 0.24%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Riobamba

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.8
On Apr 16, 2016 18:58.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On May 13, 1942 21:13.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Riobamba occurred on Apr 16, 2016 18:58 local time (America/Guayaquil timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.8 and struck 269 kilometers (167 mi) north-northwest of Riobamba, at a depth of 21 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Riobamba in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.8 earthquake struck on May 13, 1942 21:13, 237 kilometers (147 mi) north-northwest of Riobamba. It is the strongest earthquake near Riobamba 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 Riobamba, Chimborazo 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 Riobamba.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Riobamba.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 16, 2016 18:58
(Guayaquil)
M 7.8 269 km NNW
from Riobamba
Feb 22, 2019 05:17
(Guayaquil)
M 7.5 186 km ESE
from Riobamba
May 18, 2016 11:46
(Guayaquil)
M 6.9 264 km NNW
from Riobamba
Mar 18, 2023 12:12
(Guayaquil)
M 6.8 182 km SW
from Riobamba
May 18, 2016 02:57
(Guayaquil)
M 6.7 266 km NNW
from Riobamba
Jul 10, 2016 21:11
(Guayaquil)
M 6.3 274 km NNW
from Riobamba
Sep 6, 2018 21:12
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 67 km SSW
from Riobamba
Mar 31, 2019 02:04
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 242 km W
from Riobamba
Dec 3, 2017 06:19
(Guayaquil)
M 6.1 228 km NW
from Riobamba
Jun 30, 2017 17:29
(Guayaquil)
M 6.0 257 km NW
from Riobamba

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Riobamba

Nearest earthquakes from Riobamba

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Riobamba, Chimborazo. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Riobamba.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 2, 2021 03:26
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 33 km WSW
from Riobamba
Feb 18, 2018 20:09
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 40 km NNW
from Riobamba
Jul 20, 2022 02:10
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 40 km SE
from Riobamba
Sep 3, 2023 16:08
(Guayaquil)
M 4.3 42 km E
from Riobamba
Jul 16, 2022 19:53
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 49 km ENE
from Riobamba
Sep 19, 2017 07:48
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 52 km S
from Riobamba
Jul 31, 2019 04:41
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 54 km SW
from Riobamba
Feb 12, 2019 12:15
(Guayaquil)
M 4.1 55 km E
from Riobamba
Apr 15, 2016 00:15
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 59 km E
from Riobamba
Oct 11, 2016 21:14
(Guayaquil)
M 4.3 58 km E
from Riobamba

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Riobamba

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Riobamba, Chimborazo?

A 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Riobamba on the afternoon of July 12, 2024 at 15:54 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 166km north of Riobamba at a depth of 9km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Riobamba, Chimborazo in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Riobamba, Chimborazo?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Riobamba on the evening of May 13, 1942 at 21:13 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 237km northwest of Riobamba at a depth of 20km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Riobamba since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Riobamba, Chimborazo?

In the past 10 years, 842 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Riobamba. This averages to 84 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.