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List of latest earthquakes near Esmeraldas.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 7, 2024 10:27
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 225 km N
from Esmeraldas
Jun 1, 2024 16:27
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 282 km ESE
from Esmeraldas
May 28, 2024 20:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 46 km ESE
from Esmeraldas
May 22, 2024 03:44
(Guayaquil)
M 4.7 182 km NNE
from Esmeraldas
May 22, 2024 00:34
(Guayaquil)
M 5.2 187 km NNE
from Esmeraldas
May 21, 2024 02:14
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 276 km SSE
from Esmeraldas
May 21, 2024 02:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 266 km SSE
from Esmeraldas
May 7, 2024 09:56
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 239 km ESE
from Esmeraldas
May 6, 2024 10:32
(Guayaquil)
M 4.8 238 km ESE
from Esmeraldas
May 6, 2024 10:17
(Guayaquil)
M 4.9 238 km ESE
from Esmeraldas
May 5, 2024 02:47
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 285 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Apr 25, 2024 16:43
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 220 km SSE
from Esmeraldas
Apr 25, 2024 15:12
(Guayaquil)
M 2.6 188 km SE
from Esmeraldas
Apr 2, 2024 13:34
(Guayaquil)
M 2.6 293 km SSE
from Esmeraldas
Mar 27, 2024 11:23
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 218 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Mar 21, 2024 18:17
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 229 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Mar 14, 2024 04:28
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 241 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Mar 13, 2024 03:26
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 246 km SW
from Esmeraldas
Mar 12, 2024 00:15
(Guayaquil)
M 4.1 90 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Mar 2, 2024 12:48
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 271 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Mar 1, 2024 00:24
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 273 km SW
from Esmeraldas
Feb 25, 2024 11:31
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 213 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Feb 25, 2024 02:27
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 93 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Feb 24, 2024 14:12
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 269 km SW
from Esmeraldas
Feb 23, 2024 00:16
(Guayaquil)
M 3.0 285 km SSE
from Esmeraldas

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Esmeraldas

Recent Esmeraldas Earthquake News

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Esmeraldas Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
52 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4
Jun 7, 2024 10:27

Average

A total of 524 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Esmeraldas in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 52 earthquakes per year, or 4 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Esmeraldas roughly every 6 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Esmeraldas in 2016. A total of 173 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Esmeraldas that year. The strongest had a 7.8 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Esmeraldas in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Esmeraldas 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 Esmeraldas (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 481 91.79%
Mag. 5 34 6.49%
Mag. 6 8 1.53%
Mag. 7 1 0.19%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Esmeraldas

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 Esmeraldas 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 Esmeraldas 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 Esmeraldas 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 Esmeraldas 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 Esmeraldas.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Esmeraldas.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 16, 2016 18:58
(Guayaquil)
M 7.8 71 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
May 18, 2016 11:46
(Guayaquil)
M 6.9 52 km S
from Esmeraldas
May 18, 2016 02:57
(Guayaquil)
M 6.7 61 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Jul 10, 2016 21:11
(Guayaquil)
M 6.3 42 km S
from Esmeraldas
Apr 20, 2016 03:33
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 71 km WSW
from Esmeraldas
Dec 3, 2017 06:19
(Guayaquil)
M 6.1 175 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Jun 30, 2017 17:29
(Guayaquil)
M 6.0 167 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Apr 21, 2016 22:03
(Guayaquil)
M 6.0 168 km SW
from Esmeraldas
Apr 20, 2016 03:35
(Guayaquil)
M 6.0 51 km SW
from Esmeraldas
Apr 21, 2016 22:20
(Guayaquil)
M 5.9 167 km SW
from Esmeraldas

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Esmeraldas

Nearest earthquakes from Esmeraldas

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Esmeraldas.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Dec 20, 2016 12:39
(Guayaquil)
M 4.9 4 km SE
from Esmeraldas
Dec 20, 2016 10:41
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 6 km SW
from Esmeraldas
Jun 16, 2017 13:12
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 6 km WSW
from Esmeraldas
Dec 20, 2016 20:04
(Guayaquil)
M 4.8 5 km SW
from Esmeraldas
Jan 10, 2021 04:31
(Guayaquil)
M 4.3 9 km NW
from Esmeraldas
Mar 26, 2022 23:28
(Guayaquil)
M 5.8 8 km SE
from Esmeraldas
Dec 20, 2016 12:55
(Guayaquil)
M 4.1 7 km ENE
from Esmeraldas
Sep 20, 2019 17:54
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 8 km E
from Esmeraldas
Dec 19, 2016 02:11
(Guayaquil)
M 5.4 11 km SSW
from Esmeraldas
Mar 27, 2022 15:17
(Guayaquil)
M 5.2 11 km E
from Esmeraldas

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Esmeraldas

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Esmeraldas?

A 4 magnitude earthquake hit near Esmeraldas on the morning of June 7, 2024 at 10:27 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 225km north of Esmeraldas at a depth of 10km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Esmeraldas in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Esmeraldas?

A 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Esmeraldas 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 Esmeraldas since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Esmeraldas?

In the past 10 years, 524 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Esmeraldas. This averages to 52 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 7 days.