Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
28 Apr - 3 May 2018: Aegean's Hidden Gem: Isle of Milos - Milos Island (Greece)
12-20 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
19-27 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
9-17 Jun 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
24 Jun - 1 Jul 2018: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo + Rwanda
12-14 Jul 2018: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano, Sunda Strait
15-31 Jul 2018: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
22-27 Jul 2018: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
22 Jul - 5 Aug 2018: Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea - Vanuatu (South Sea)
26 Sep - 10 Oct 2018: Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea - Vanuatu (South Sea)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - - 14km NNW of Pedernales, Ecuador on Saturday, 16 April 2016

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador on Saturday, 16 April 2016

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake  - 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador on Saturday, 16 April 2016
Apr 17 00:40: Magnitude recalculated from 7.4 to 7.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.2 to 19.2 km.
Date & time: Sat, 16 Apr 23:58:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016-04-16 18:58:37 -05:00
Magnitude: 7.8
Depth: 19.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.3715°N / 79.9398°W [Map]
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (163 km)
Primary data source: USGS
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 16 Apr
Sat, 16 Apr 23:58 UTCM 7.7 / 10 kmNear Coast of Ecuador[Map]GFZ
Sat, 16 Apr 23:58 UTCM 7.4 / 10 km- 14km NNW of Pedernales, Ecuador[Map]USGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Quito / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Very heavy
Manta Ecuador (175 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Terrible earthquake many people died and many buildings destroyed (via app)
Very strong nunca había sentido un sismo tan fuer (283.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Muy fuerte (via app)
Manta (172.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking) (via app)
Canoa (9611.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): I was in Canoa in Casa Shangri La. That was terrible. I was a pingpong ball on the floor. Many bottles over the floor out of the frigidare. The hostel is flet down now.
Vilxabamba, Loja, Ecuador / MMI IV (Light shaking): We were sitting outside of a cafe and everything began to shake. To my knowledge, nothing broke but it was generally felt by all for about a half a minute.
Quito / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Susto mayor en Quito... Sin imaginar el desastre que ocurrió en la costa!!!
guayaquil ecuador (285.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Muy fuerte, dificultad para mantenerse de pie, pànico generalizado, edicios altos se estremecian y movìan con fuerza, vidrios rotos, mamposteria colapsada, percibido por autos en movimiento, corte de luz en toda la ciudad, (via app)
San Clemente Ecuador (171.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): was terrified, thought it was the end of the world
quito (184.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
la libertad (307.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Sumamente fuerte, sin caida de estructuras (via app)
Quito (173.3 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking) (via app)
portoviejo (168.6 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Fue terrible (via app)
portoviejo (168.6 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Fue terrible (via app)
pasto (310.3 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Portoviejo (167.1 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): The worst experience of my life (via app)
Portoviejo (167.1 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): The worst experience of my life (via app)
Quito / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Quito (183.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It was horrible (via app)
Quevedo (162.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (276.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking) (via app)
loja (493.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
W (270.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking) (via app)
prosperina Guayaquil-Guayas-Ecuador (285.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking) (via app)
Quito (170 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Las paredes y el piso se movían muy fuerte, me di cuenta al sentirme mareado. Duro mucho, casi 1 minuto (via app)
Quito (170 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Las paredes y el piso se agitaban fuertemente. Me di cuenta al sentirme mareado. Duro mucho tiempo, mucho más de lo normal (via app)
italy / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I was in quito for holidays and we had a meeting when the earthquake started..first we remaind sitting but than we started to run out of the hotel..
Quito (172 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): 587 fallecidos hasta el momento y más de 8300 heridos fatal accidente Ecuador de luto. (via app)
Vilcabamba (521.5 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Caused instant nausea. Lasted about a minute. Fixtures were swinging, plastic chair I was sitting in shook.
Quito (173.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Strong (via app)
Quito (170.7 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
quito (170.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Guayaquil, Ecuador (284.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking) (via app)
Quito (173.7 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Santo Domingo (110.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Muchas casas destruidas (via app)
Guayaquil (279.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): En el centro comercial San Marino la gente corría desesperada pensamos que era el fin (via app)
Guayaquil, Alborada (278.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Duran (285 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Muy Fuerte (via app)
Quevedo (163.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking) (via app)
Quito (172.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Quito (via app)
Ambato / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
quito (172.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Guayaquil / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Fue muy feo. :( nos asustamos.
Quito (173.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I was on a 9th floor of my appartment building. People were screaming in the streets, I could barely move since the premise shaked hard. IT lastes around 1 minute.
Guayaquil (279 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Muy fuerte (via app)
Guayaquil (279 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Muy fuerte (via app)
Quito (173.7 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
CUENCA (370.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Gye (276.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Fue el sismo más fuerte de la historia al momento en Ecuador (via app)
Gye (276.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Fue el sismo más fuerte de la historia al momento en Ecuador (via app)
Gye (276.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Fue el sismo más fuerte de la historia al momento en Ecuador (via app)
Guayaquil (281.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Atacames (56.6 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Atacames / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Guayaquil (279 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Muy fuerte, parecia q no terminaba (via app)
Ibarra, ecuador / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Hard time getting down stairs. Cars moving in parking lot. Transformer blew. Lasted for about 2 minutes.
Mick Murray. Bogotá. / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Moderate shaking for an extended period. Live in tall building 12th floor. Then we checked on the news to see it originated in Ecuador. We felt it in Bogotá
San Antonio de Pichincha (171.2 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Naranjal, Guayas (341.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Tengan cuidado (via app)
Naranjal, Guayas (341.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Tengan cuidado (via app)
Atuntaqui Imbabura / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Guayaquil (295 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Sismo registrado a las 18h58 hora local duracion 2.36 mins. Se registran caidas de edificios daños en puentes, carreteras, daños en varios edificios y centros comerciales.hasta el momento en todo el territorio ecuatoriano cifras oficiales 142 fallecidos 500 heridos. Ciudades mas golpeadas por sismo. Portoviejo pedernales muisne manta guayaquil (via app)
Guayaquil (295 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Sismo registrado a las 18h58 hora local duracion 2.36 mins. Se registran caidas de edificios daños en puentes, carreteras, daños en varios edificios y centros comerciales.hasta el momento en todo el territorio ecuatoriano cifras oficiales 142 fallecidos 500 heridos. Ciudades mas golpeadas por sismo. Portoviejo pedernales muisne manta guayaquil (via app)
CALI, COLOMBIA - El Limonar / MMI IV (Light shaking): reporting form southern Cali, Colombia: I was asccending in a lift to my appartment and felt it between 3rd and 7th floor, as well going off. The building was shaking strongly and people went out.
Guayaquil (271.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): (via app)
Guayaquil (271.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
wolfwil (9808.9 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Lakeland florida (3077.3 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Cuenca (378.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Cuenca (378.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Guayaquil (280 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Nepal / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Guayaquil (287.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Fue muy fuerte. Se restableció la electricidad 2 horas después del terremoto. Por lo pronto 42 vidas pérdidas. Varias estructuras colapsadas. (via app)
Quito (168.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
guayaquil (280.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Muy fuerte, daños materiales (via app)
samborondon / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Riobamba, Ecuador / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Quito (174.9 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Cotacachi, Ecuador / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Quito (170.9 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking) (via app)
Quito (172.7 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Cali, Colombia (506.3 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt it while I was sat; door, plants and hanging objects moving. Neighbors went outside, almost all of them felt it someway. The dog, a pincher, didn't felt it.
quito / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Sucua Ecuador (371.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): First time to feel one thought at first maybe I was just dizzy. Drapes were moving and light fixture starting swinging. Checked outside and flowers were moving like a strong wind was blowing.
Sucua Ecuador (371.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): First time to feel one thought at first maybe I was just dizzy. Drapes were moving and light fixture starting swinging. Checked outside and flowers were moving like a strong wind was blowing.
Sucua Ecuador (371.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): First time to feel one thought at first maybe I was just dizzy. Drapes were moving and light fixture starting swinging. Checked outside and flowers were moving like a strong wind was blowing.
Cotacachi / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The blinds were swaying, heard rumbling In the walls, hard to maintain balance while standing.
Guayaquil / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Everything moved strongly, lights off, some bridges felt down
Guayaquil / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Quito / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Bucay Ecuador (299.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
cuenca, ecuador (379.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I've been here on and off for a year. This one was scary. Worst I remember
Quito / MMI V (Moderate shaking): No priorexperience
Quito / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The ground was shaking about a minute. No furniture moved but the bunk beds in my hostel shakes a lot and the hanging plants as well.
Sangolqui Ecuador / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Here near Quito (en SANGOLQUI) about 160 km? east of Pedernales was quite impressive - ground felt like trampoline... Pickup rocking quite a bit.. Seemed to last very long - near 2-3 minutes!
Cali, Valle del cauca (506.9 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Cuenca ecuador / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I live on the 5th floor of a apt. building my desk was shaking so bad i could not control the mouse for the computer . my water glass was spilling over . then the lights and the internet went out . the shaking lasted for a good 30 seconds . worst one I felt for more than a year .
Otavalo / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Stood on the street and felt the earth shaking - the streetlights went out for a moment.
Cotacachi (187 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Mirrors on wall started shaking, pots on shelves rocking back and forth, chandeliers swaying. We took our dogs and cat outside and felt the earth moving. It felt like I was tipsy but I was NOT. Neighbours were outside as well, and we noted that the movement went on for what seemed like several minutes.
Quito / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
YUMBO VALLE DEL CAUCA, COLOMBIA (524 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Cuenca, Ecuador (377.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Quito (172.5 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): 강함 (via app)
Cuenca, Ecuador (376.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was definitely felt as the couch was shaking and the blinds were moving side to side. Some people went outside.
Cuenca / MMI IV (Light shaking): Lights were swinging, shaking noises. I'm from So Cal, so I was not concerned.
Quito (173.1 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
cali colombia (504.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Cali, colombia (503 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Long, but weak (via app)
Cotacachi (186.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Everything was shaking. Nothing broke. (via app)
Cotacachi (186.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Everything was shaking. Nothing broke. (via app)
Cotacachi (186.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Everything was shaking. Nothing broke. (via app)
Quito (170.5 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Gentle yet very long rolling sway from side to side. (via app)
Ibarra / MMI V (Moderate shaking): This was a rolling earthquake and the ground just rolled under us for what seemed like awhile. I was in the house and the house started shaking a lot so we went outside.
Cuenca / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Lasted over 40 seconds, very strong shaking, had trouble standing up
Houston (378.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Mas fuerte en Cuenca en 4 anos
quito, malo jardin (173 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I was in a atore when everything shake (via app)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (293 km S from epicenter)(no details): Very strong (via EMSC)
Milagro (Ecuador) (282 km S from epicenter)(no details): Asustada y orando (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (282 km S from epicenter)(no details): Es fue feo (via EMSC)
Pasto (Colombia) (305 km E from epicenter)(no details): We were traveling to Cali in a bus traveling near 50 mph right to left swaying thought we had a flat tire made our plane to Miami when we connected to Bogotá it in a bus traveling near 50 mph we felt right to left swaying thought we had a flat tire made our plane to Miami when we connected to Bogota it lasted 30-45 seconds no road damage but being from Florida we never experienced anything like it (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (172 km E from epicenter)(no details): Horrendous experience, many coastal areas were hit and the images are heart braking. A lot of robberies after the quake. (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): Guayaquil bajo el puente (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): Fuerzas ECUADOR (via EMSC)
Naranjito (Ecuador) (288 km S from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (282 km S from epicenter)(no details): We were in Guayaquil. Second floor of restaurant. Table shook and items fell of the table. On the way back to the hotel we noticed rubble on the street from buildings above. The room had plaster fall and cracks near the Windows. (via EMSC)
Tulcán (Ecuador) (248 km E from epicenter)(no details): Senti asta colombia (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (179 km E from epicenter)(no details): Terrible. Duró muchisimo tiempo y nuestra casa se sacudía bastante. Afortunadamente no sufrimos daños pero la pared de la casa del frente colapso, y hay muchos muertos en las ciudades costeras. (via EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador) (379 km S from epicenter)(no details): It shook pretty hard in Cuenca (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (284 km S from epicenter)(no details): al principio fue lento y esa lentitud fue alcanzando rapidez hasta que comenzó a volverse muy fuerte el movimiento. (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (284 km S from epicenter)(no details): The electrical cables and telephone wiring in the streets were moving back and forth. (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (284 km S from epicenter)(no details): Houses and bridges collapsed in other parts of the city. The places near the epicenter suffered severe damage (walls and houses collapsed). (via EMSC)
Montañita (Ecuador) (263 km S from epicenter)(no details): Most powerful i have ever experienced. (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (182 km E from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte definitivamente (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (173 km E from epicenter)(no details): It lasted very long, the car was moving just like a small boat, i didn't understand until i saw the bus terminal structures moving. (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (172 km E from epicenter)(no details): Gracias a dios en quito .. Estabamos dn un megamaxi y nos metimos en un lugar seguro mientras todo pasaba (via EMSC)
Bogotá (Colombia) (805 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I realized my surroundings were moving a bit before the real (although not very hard) impact hit. I was sitting but I realized the three lights that hung on the ceiling right above me began to swing strongly. there was a light tapping noise on the window but I didn't think much of it and the large mirror to my right swayed noticeably, but again, I didn't think much of it since there is sometimes strange tapping on the windows and the mirror usually moved with any type of movement, but because I was still a bit paranoid, I walked to my largest window and placed both my hands on it, looking out of it to see if anyone had reacted to it. When i noticed nobody did, i sincerely thought I had gone crazy but I didnt move. After a good 10-20 seconds, there was another shake, much stronger and much more noticeable now that I had my body resting on a wall. It was then when I alerted my family that there was a tremor and that we should get moving. My parents were asleep and they didn't react until I yelled, so I don't think anyone that was asleep noticed it unless they had recently laid down. My sister also felt it, since she had her phone held up to record a game scene on her TV to send to her friends, and she told me and my parents that she started to sway back and forth when she was recording. Me and my sister are the only people who had noticed the tremor since I had gone out of my house and looked at the elevators (I wasn't going to go in there. I already know the drill) since my last tremor experience had people storming in there. (via EMSC)
Vilcabamba (Ecuador) (521 km S from epicenter)(no details): The tremor startle me and my wife. All of our hanging plants were swaying, we left our kitchen and walked outside because of our uncertainty of what would happen next. I called several of my friends and they were all frightened by the experience. I have lived in Vilcabamba 3 years and this is the most severe tremor I have felt. (via EMSC)
Loja (Ecuador) (495 km S from epicenter)(no details): Things dangled! (via EMSC)
Jamundí (Colombia) (491 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentí que la tierra se mecía de lafo a lado, lenta, ritmica y prolongadamente (via EMSC)
Popayán (Colombia) (431 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fue un sismo un poco fyete (via EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador) (379 km S from epicenter)(no details): Yes, a friend called who lives on the 10th floor apt bldg felt the bldg swayed approximately one foot and the windows were all creaking. They also live in Cuenca. (via EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador) (378 km S from epicenter)(no details): Eating dinner & table started shaking & a ceramic hanging parrot in our sunroom started swinging. We live in Cuenca, EC (via EMSC)
Sucua (Ecuador) (371 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was in the Good Friday 2:00PM Earthquake in Anchorage Alaska on March 27, 1964 so know when a big one hits what it is like. This is the third I have noticed lately here. Before the big one in Anchorage over 50 years ago we got frequent small ones like the one today, which we took with stride. However, now I'm not taking these past few with stride. They feel like something bigger is coming down in the near future. I get the same feelings I got way back then when I was 12 years old now. The corner of the house shook enough for me to think it would give in today. This quake was only less than a minute, the one in Anchorage about five minutes. But seems the quakes are getting longer in duration. Bad sign. (via EMSC)
General Villamil (Ecuador) (340 km S from epicenter)(no details): eran las 7 de la noche en Playas, Guayas parecia que los muebles y la mesa se mecian.... emtonces se estremecio mas fuerte, fue aproximandamente 40 segundos de duracion, sali a la calle y el viento estaba seco, empezo hacer calor, hubo un apagon de 14 segundos. (via EMSC)
Salinas (Ecuador) (313 km S from epicenter)(no details): Sitting on the Livingroom sofa, felt swaying and noticed coat hangers moving back and forth . Then the 10 story building continued to sway for about 30 seconds or more. (via EMSC)
Banos (Ecuador) (258 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 40 seconds (via EMSC)
Banos (Ecuador) (258 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 40 seconds (via EMSC)
Ipiales (Colombia) (257 km E from epicenter)(no details): Balanceo suave y largo sentido norte sur (via EMSC)
Cayambe (Ecuador) (201 km E from epicenter)(no details): Fue muy fuerte ty duro 48 segundos (via EMSC)
Ibarra (Ecuador) (199 km E from epicenter)(no details): Desde Ibarra si se sintió medio duro se fue la luz en algunos lados y toda la gente afuera. (via EMSC)
Cotacachi (Ecuador) (183 km E from epicenter)(no details): Have been here for almost 4 years. That is the strongest and longest one we have felt. (via EMSC)
Manta (Ecuador) (176 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte hay varios muertos y heridos en la ciudad de manta edificios derrumbados (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (173 km E from epicenter)(no details): This probably lasted about 50 seconds and was like being on a water bed. (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (173 km E from epicenter)(no details): no (via EMSC)
Quevedo (Ecuador) (165 km S from epicenter)(no details): Canton Quevedo... Los Ríos... Ecuador movimiento fuerte... los habitantes salieron a las calles. (via EMSC)
Mindo (Ecuador) (136 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was only slightly difficult to walk. The shaking felt very strong and seemed to go on for a long time and then tapered off slowly. My 6 year old son was scared, he ran out side. He saw objects move about on shelves. (via EMSC)
Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Ecuador) (109 km SE from epicenter)(no details): THE WORST!!! It felted like hell (via EMSC)
Bogotá (Colombia) (805 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió fuerte y largo (via EMSC)
Vilcabamba (Ecuador) (518 km S from epicenter)(no details): hanging lights were swinging (via EMSC)
Loja (Ecuador) (489 km S from epicenter)(no details): We live in Loja-Ecuador at 2.500 metres above sea level. It lasted about 1 minute. (via EMSC)
(Ecuador) (373 km S from epicenter)(no details): Fue fuerte toda la ciudadela salieron de sus casas asustados (via EMSC)
General Villamil (Ecuador) (337 km S from epicenter)(no details): First time experiencing an earthquake. Lasted maybe 60 seconds. (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (280 km S from epicenter)(no details): Bien duro (via EMSC)
Puerto Cayo (Ecuador) (213 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Puerto cayo manabi ecuador. Violent. Lasted over a minute. Still unable to assess damage. Roof tiles broken onto ground. Pool water waves of 1 foot. (via EMSC)
(Ecuador) (180 km E from epicenter)(no details): This earthquake lasted very long and it felt like being in the ocean. (via EMSC)
Cotacachi (Ecuador) (180 km E from epicenter)(no details): Strongest earthquake since we've lived here. 4 years. Was in the 1964 earthquake in Alaska . . . not the rolling motion but strong. (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (169 km E from epicenter)(no details): I felt it in Quito it was long everything shaking we had to evacuate the buildings (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (167 km E from epicenter)(no details): Seisme très bien ressenti au 4 ème étage. Je pense avoir bien ressentie les vibrations durant au moins 30s. Rien n'est tombé mais tout vibrait. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 17 Apr
Sun, 17 Apr 07:13 UTCM 6.1 - [info] (164 km)Ecuador - Manabi
[Map]
IGEPN
Guayaquil (205.3 km SSE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): This is suck! I'm scared (via app)
Pasto (387.6 km N from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Pasto (387.6 km N from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
ibarra, ecuador / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Guayaquil (207.4 km SSE from epicenter) / MMI VII (Very strong shaking) (via app)
Ventanas (151.8 km S from epicenter) / MMI VII (Very strong shaking) (via app)
Cantón Duran (Ecuador) (203 km S from epicenter)(no details): Estaba quedándome dormido pero me despertó (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (199 km S from epicenter)(no details): We were woken during the night. It was brief. (via EMSC)
Samborondón (Ecuador) (198 km S from epicenter)(no details): Fue una replica fuerte de 5.5 (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (194 km E from epicenter)(no details): Tambien en quito .. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Wed, 20 Apr
Wed, 20 Apr 08:33 UTCM 6.2 - [info] (157 km)Near Coast of Ecuador
[Map]
IGEPN
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (312 km S from epicenter)(no details): Fue bien fuerte (via EMSC)
Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (65 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Terrible se sintió muy fuerte (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (317 km S from epicenter)(no details): Estamos con nervios (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (324.8 km SE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (322 km S from epicenter)(no details): Fue fuerte (via EMSC)
Quito (252.5 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Quito (252.5 km WNW from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (339.8 km SE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke up due to the light shaking. I feared that something bigger could be happening again. (via app)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (320 km S from epicenter)(no details): En Guayaquil se sintió fatal Esperemos que los edificios que están en el centro no colacsen se escucha ambulancias a cada rato (via EMSC)
Santo Domingo de los colorados (193.5 km WSW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Read all reports
Wed, 20 Apr 08:35 UTCM 6.2 - [info] (206 km)Near Coast of Ecuador
[Map]
IGEPN
Esmeraldas- Ecuador (73.8 km NW from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Fri, 22 Apr
Fri, 22 Apr 03:03 UTCM 6.1 / 10 km - [info] (180 km)Near Coast of Ecuador[Map]GFZ
Fri, 22 Apr 03:20 UTCM 6.0 - [info] (209 km)Near Coast of Ecuador[Map]IGEPN
Sat, 23 Apr
Sat, 23 Apr 01:24 UTCM 6.0 - [info] (205 km)Near Coast of Ecuador[Map]IGEPN
Wed, 18 May
Wed, 18 May 07:57 UTCM 6.6 / 22 km - [info] (145 km)Near Coast of Ecuador[Map]GFZ
Wed, 18 May 16:46 UTCM 6.8 / 29 km - [info] (131 km)Near Coast of Ecuador[Map]GFZ
Mon, 11 Jul
Mon, 11 Jul 02:11 UTCM 6.3 / 30 km - [info] (139 km)Near Coast of Ecuador[Map]GFZ

 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

 
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: