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Strong Earthquake Strikes Mache-Chindul Eco Reserve, Ecuador

Posted by feww on May 18, 2016


M6.7 earthquake occurs WNW of Quito, Ecuador

Centered at 0.428°N, 79.765°W, just north of the Equator, the quake occurred at a depth of depth=32.4 km (20.1 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.7Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 0.428°N, 79.765°W depth=32.4 km (20.1 mi)
Time: 2016-05-18 07:57:05 (UTC)

  • 34.0 km (21.1 mi) WNW of Rosa Zarate
  • 35.0 km (21.7 mi) ESE of Muisne
  • 56.0 km (34.8 mi) S of Propicia
  • 101.0 km (62.8 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados
  • 156.0 km (96.9 mi) WNW of Quito, Ecuador

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)


One Response to “Strong Earthquake Strikes Mache-Chindul Eco Reserve, Ecuador”

  1. KB said

    6.3Mw 32km NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador 2016-07-11 02:11:04 (UTC) 19.2 km
    5.8Mw 32km NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador 2016-07-11 02:01:10 (UTC) 17.4 km

    5.8Mw 112km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga 2016-07-10 13:44:41 (UTC) 10.0 km
    6.0Mw 140km NE of Hihifo, Tonga 2016-07-10 13:41:53 (UTC) 10.0 km

    4.5Mw 77km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska 2016-07-11 08:17:05 (UTC) 36.6 km

    5.1Mw 53km NW of Hachijo-jima, Japan 2016-07-11 06:22:00 (UTC)10.0 km
    5.0Mw 181km SSE of Naze, Japan 2016-07-11 05:10:46 (UTC) 35.0km

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