Latest earthquakes near Santa Elena, Ecuador today

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List of latest earthquakes near Santa Elena.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 5, 2024 17:06
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 184 km E
from Salinas
Jul 5, 2024 02:07
(Guayaquil)
M 4.8 159 km N
from Salinas
Jun 29, 2024 07:33
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 220 km ESE
from Salinas
Jun 28, 2024 10:02
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 214 km N
from Salinas
Jun 25, 2024 00:04
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 164 km NE
from Salinas
Jun 24, 2024 15:15
(Guayaquil)
M 3.9 156 km N
from Salinas
Jun 23, 2024 16:31
(Guayaquil)
M 3.6 161 km NE
from Salinas
Jun 21, 2024 01:02
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 244 km E
from Salinas
Jun 18, 2024 17:34
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 210 km S
from Salinas
Jun 7, 2024 18:22
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 178 km ESE
from Salinas
May 21, 2024 02:14
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 217 km ENE
from Salinas
May 21, 2024 02:12
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 220 km ENE
from Salinas
May 20, 2024 21:43
(Guayaquil)
M 5.2 218 km SE
from Salinas
May 17, 2024 15:10
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 193 km SE
from Salinas
May 12, 2024 01:43
(Guayaquil)
M 3.2 147 km E
from Salinas
May 7, 2024 17:22
(Guayaquil)
M 4.4 273 km SSW
from Salinas
May 5, 2024 02:47
(Guayaquil)
M 3.5 98 km NNE
from Salinas
May 3, 2024 09:19
(Guayaquil)
M 4.0 182 km SSE
from Salinas
Apr 25, 2024 17:27
(Guayaquil)
M 3.8 229 km SSE
from Salinas
Apr 25, 2024 16:43
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 239 km NE
from Salinas
Apr 23, 2024 12:13
(Guayaquil)
M 4.2 294 km SSW
from Salinas
Apr 21, 2024 18:22
(Guayaquil)
M 4.6 175 km SW
from Salinas
Apr 14, 2024 10:07
(Guayaquil)
M 3.7 133 km SSE
from Salinas
Apr 14, 2024 05:58
(Guayaquil)
M 4.5 70 km N
from Salinas
Apr 10, 2024 23:20
(Guayaquil)
M 4.1 100 km ENE
from Salinas

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Santa Elena Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
66 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.9
Jul 5, 2024 17:06

Average

A total of 665 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Santa Elena, Ecuador in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 66 earthquakes per year, or 5 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Santa Elena roughly every 5 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Santa Elena in 2016. A total of 120 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Santa Elena that year. The strongest had a 6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Santa Elena in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Santa Elena 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 Santa Elena (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 617 92.78%
Mag. 5 42 6.32%
Mag. 6 6 0.9%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Santa Elena

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.8
On Mar 18, 2023 12:12.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On May 13, 1942 21:13.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Santa Elena occurred on Mar 18, 2023 12:12 local time (America/Guayaquil timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.8 and struck 138 kilometers (86 mi) east-southeast of Salinas, at a depth of 68 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Santa Elena in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.8 earthquake struck on May 13, 1942 21:13, 267 kilometers (166 mi) east-southeast of Salinas. It is the strongest earthquake near Santa Elena 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 Santa Elena, 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 Santa Elena.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Santa Elena.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 18, 2023 12:12
(Guayaquil)
M 6.8 138 km ESE
from Salinas
Mar 31, 2019 02:04
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 34 km NNE
from Salinas
Sep 6, 2018 21:12
(Guayaquil)
M 6.2 240 km E
from Salinas
Dec 3, 2017 06:19
(Guayaquil)
M 6.1 207 km NNE
from Salinas
Jun 30, 2017 17:29
(Guayaquil)
M 6.0 221 km NNE
from Salinas
Apr 21, 2016 22:03
(Guayaquil)
M 6.0 219 km NNE
from Salinas
Apr 21, 2016 22:20
(Guayaquil)
M 5.9 221 km NNE
from Salinas
Feb 4, 2019 12:45
(Guayaquil)
M 5.8 126 km E
from Salinas
Apr 17, 2016 02:14
(Guayaquil)
M 5.8 220 km NNE
from Salinas
Oct 5, 2022 03:26
(Guayaquil)
M 5.8 296 km S
from Salinas

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Santa Elena

Earthquakes by city in Santa Elena

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

Use this regional Santa Elena earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Santa Elena.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Santa Elena, Ecuador?

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Santa Elena on the afternoon of July 5, 2024 at 17:06 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 184km east of Salinas at a depth of 55km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Santa Elena, Ecuador in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Santa Elena, Ecuador?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Santa Elena on the evening of May 13, 1942 at 21:13 local time (America/Guayaquil). The center of this earthquake was located 267km north-northeast of Salinas at a depth of 20km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Santa Elena since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Santa Elena, Ecuador?

In the past 10 years, 665 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Santa Elena. This averages to 67 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 5 days.