Latest earthquakes near Cotopaxi, Ecuador today

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List of latest earthquakes near Cotopaxi.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 12, 2024 15:54
(Guayaquil)
M 2.1 84 km N
from Latacunga
Jul 5, 2024 17:06
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 176 km SSW
from Latacunga
Jul 5, 2024 02:07
(Guayaquil)
M 4.8 269 km W
from Latacunga
Jul 2, 2024 21:16
(Guayaquil)
M 2.4 90 km NNE
from Latacunga
Jul 1, 2024 00:27
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 87 km NNE
from Latacunga
Jun 29, 2024 07:33
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 265 km SSW
from Latacunga
Jun 28, 2024 10:02
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 266 km WNW
from Latacunga
Jun 25, 2024 00:04
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 156 km W
from Latacunga
Jun 24, 2024 17:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 215 km NNE
from Latacunga
Jun 24, 2024 15:15
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 263 km W
from Latacunga
Jun 23, 2024 16:31
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 153 km W
from Latacunga
Jun 21, 2024 01:02
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 174 km S
from Latacunga
Jun 19, 2024 12:44
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 262 km NNW
from Latacunga
Jun 18, 2024 12:11
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 208 km SE
from Latacunga
Jun 17, 2024 21:22
(Guayaquil)
M 5.5 393 km SE
from Latacunga
Jun 17, 2024 14:51
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 164 km SSE
from Latacunga
Jun 16, 2024 12:32
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 153 km SE
from Latacunga
Jun 11, 2024 05:01
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 211 km SSE
from Latacunga
Jun 10, 2024 18:05
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 132 km SSE
from Latacunga
Jun 7, 2024 18:22
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 233 km SSW
from Latacunga
Jun 1, 2024 16:27
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 191 km NE
from Latacunga
May 28, 2024 20:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 210 km NNW
from Latacunga
May 22, 2024 00:34
(Guayaquil)
M 5.0 386 km N
from Latacunga
May 21, 2024 02:14
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 84 km SW
from Latacunga
May 21, 2024 02:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 78 km SW
from Latacunga

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 858 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Cotopaxi, Ecuador in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 85 earthquakes per year, or 7 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Cotopaxi roughly every 4 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Cotopaxi in 2016. A total of 199 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Cotopaxi that year. The strongest had a 7.8 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Cotopaxi in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Cotopaxi 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 Cotopaxi (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 785 91.49%
Mag. 5 60 6.99%
Mag. 6 11 1.28%
Mag. 7 2 0.23%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Cotopaxi

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 Cotopaxi occurred on Apr 16, 2016 18:58 local time (America/Guayaquil timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.8 and struck 206 kilometers (128 mi) north-west of Latacunga, at a depth of 21 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Cotopaxi in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.8 earthquake struck on Jan 31, 1906 10:22, 226 kilometers (140 mi) north-west of Latacunga. It is the strongest earthquake near Cotopaxi 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 Cotopaxi, 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 Cotopaxi.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Cotopaxi.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 16, 2016 18:58
(Guayaquil)
M 7.8 206 km NW
from Latacunga
Feb 22, 2019 05:17
(Guayaquil)
M 7.5 223 km SE
from Latacunga
May 18, 2016 11:46
(Guayaquil)
M 6.9 194 km NW
from Latacunga
Mar 18, 2023 12:12
(Guayaquil)
M 6.8 247 km SSW
from Latacunga
May 18, 2016 02:57
(Guayaquil)
M 6.7 200 km NW
from Latacunga
Jul 10, 2016 21:11
(Guayaquil)
M 6.3 203 km NW
from Latacunga
Apr 20, 2016 03:33
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 249 km NW
from Latacunga
Sep 6, 2018 21:12
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 148 km S
from Latacunga
Mar 31, 2019 02:04
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 269 km WSW
from Latacunga
Dec 3, 2017 06:19
(Guayaquil)
M 6.1 195 km WNW
from Latacunga

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Cotopaxi

Earthquakes by city in Cotopaxi

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Cotopaxi, Ecuador.

Use this regional Cotopaxi earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including La Maná and Pujilí.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Cotopaxi, Ecuador?

A 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Cotopaxi on the afternoon of July 12, 2024 at 15:54 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 84km north of Latacunga at a depth of 9km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Cotopaxi, Ecuador in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Cotopaxi, Ecuador?

A 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Cotopaxi on the morning of January 31, 1906 at 10:22 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 226km north-northwest of Latacunga at a depth of 20km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Cotopaxi since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Cotopaxi, Ecuador?

In the past 10 years, 858 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Cotopaxi. This averages to 86 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.