Latest earthquakes near Quito, Pichincha today

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List of latest earthquakes near Quito.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jul 12, 2024 15:54
(Guayaquil)
M 2.1 7 km NW
from Quito
Jul 5, 2024 17:06
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 252 km SSW
from Quito
Jul 5, 2024 02:07
(Guayaquil)
M 4.8 285 km WSW
from Quito
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 28, 2024 10:02
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 266 km W
from Quito
Jun 25, 2024 00:04
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 190 km WSW
from Quito
Jun 24, 2024 17:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 139 km NNE
from Quito
Jun 24, 2024 15:15
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 281 km WSW
from Quito
Jun 23, 2024 16:31
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 191 km WSW
from Quito
Jun 21, 2024 01:02
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 253 km S
from Quito
Jun 19, 2024 12:44
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 196 km NNW
from Quito
Jun 18, 2024 12:11
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 261 km SE
from Quito
Jun 17, 2024 14:51
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 239 km S
from Quito
Jun 16, 2024 12:32
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 213 km SSE
from Quito
Jun 11, 2024 05:01
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 286 km S
from Quito
Jun 10, 2024 18:05
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 199 km SSE
from Quito
Jun 1, 2024 16:27
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 146 km ENE
from Quito
May 28, 2024 20:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 144 km NW
from Quito
May 22, 2024 00:34
(Guayaquil)
M 5.0 310 km N
from Quito
May 21, 2024 02:14
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 154 km SSW
from Quito
May 21, 2024 02:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 146 km SSW
from Quito
May 12, 2024 01:43
(Guayaquil)
M 3.2 252 km SSW
from Quito
May 7, 2024 09:56
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 134 km NE
from Quito
May 6, 2024 10:32
(Guayaquil)
M 4.8 133 km NE
from Quito

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Quito

Quito Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 720 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Quito, Pichincha in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 72 earthquakes per year, or 6 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Quito roughly every 5 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Quito in 2016. A total of 195 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Quito that year. The strongest had a 7.8 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Quito in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Quito 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 Quito (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 660 91.67%
Mag. 5 49 6.81%
Mag. 6 9 1.25%
Mag. 7 2 0.28%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Quito

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 Quito occurred on Apr 16, 2016 18:58 local time (America/Guayaquil timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.8 and struck 170 kilometers (106 mi) west-northwest of Quito, at a depth of 21 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Quito in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.8 earthquake struck on Jan 31, 1906 10:22, 162 kilometers (101 mi) west-northwest of Quito. It is the strongest earthquake near Quito 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 Quito, Pichincha 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 Quito.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Quito.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 16, 2016 18:58
(Guayaquil)
M 7.8 170 km WNW
from Quito
Feb 22, 2019 05:17
(Guayaquil)
M 7.5 272 km SE
from Quito
May 18, 2016 11:46
(Guayaquil)
M 6.9 146 km WNW
from Quito
May 18, 2016 02:57
(Guayaquil)
M 6.7 158 km WNW
from Quito
Jul 10, 2016 21:11
(Guayaquil)
M 6.3 153 km NW
from Quito
Apr 20, 2016 03:33
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 211 km WNW
from Quito
Sep 6, 2018 21:12
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 227 km S
from Quito
Dec 3, 2017 06:19
(Guayaquil)
M 6.1 200 km W
from Quito
Apr 21, 2016 22:03
(Guayaquil)
M 6.0 220 km W
from Quito
Apr 20, 2016 03:35
(Guayaquil)
M 6.0 198 km WNW
from Quito

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Quito

Nearest earthquakes from Quito

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Quito.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 2, 2018 20:15
(Guayaquil)
M 4.3 4 km N
from Quito
Jul 1, 2024 00:27
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 15 km ENE
from Quito
Jul 15, 2023 13:29
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 18 km ENE
from Quito
Nov 23, 2021 11:03
(Guayaquil)
M 4.9 20 km ENE
from Quito
Apr 16, 2022 08:37
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 19 km ENE
from Quito
Dec 8, 2019 03:56
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 20 km NE
from Quito
Aug 8, 2016 23:23
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 23 km ENE
from Quito
Sep 4, 2016 19:22
(Guayaquil)
M 4.7 24 km ENE
from Quito
Aug 16, 2014 10:08
(Guayaquil)
M 4.7 24 km ENE
from Quito
Aug 17, 2014 11:30
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 29 km NNE
from Quito

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Quito

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Quito, Pichincha?

A 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Quito 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 Quito, Pichincha in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Quito, Pichincha?

A 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Quito on the morning of January 31, 1906 at 10:22 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 162km northwest of Quito at a depth of 20km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Quito since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Quito, Pichincha?

In the past 10 years, 720 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Quito. This averages to 72 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 5 days.