2ND Strong Shock Rattles Ecuador
Posted by feww on May 18, 2016
NOTE: Details of this event are subject to change by USGS/EHP
M6.8 event occurs NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador
Centered at 0.465°N, 79.641°W, 24.0 km (14.9 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate, and just north of the Equator, the quake occurred at a depth of 31km (19.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.
- The event was the second strong shock to rattle NW Ecuador in under 10 hours, today (UTC).
Shallow EQs along Nazca – S. America Plates Subduction Zone
- 1960. M9.5 in S Chile (world’s largest instrumentally recorded earthquake)
- 1906. M8.5 near Esmeraldas, Ecuador
- 1922. M8.5 earthquake near Coquimbo, Chile
- 2001. M8.4 Arequipa, Peru
- 2007. M8.0 earthquake Pisco, Peru
- 2010. M8.8 Maule, Chile (occurred ~ 200km north of the 1960 event)
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