Get our newsletter!
Check out the volcano tours offered by Volcano-Adventures!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
23 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 2018: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
30 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 2018: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo + Rwanda
13-26 Jan 2018: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
28 Jan - 4 Feb 2018: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo + Rwanda
17-23 Mar 2018: Kilauea Volcano Special - Big Island, Hawaiʻi
25-29 Mar 2018: Sakurajima Volcano Special - Kyushu (Japan)
28 Apr - 3 May 2018: Aegean's Hidden Gem: Isle of Milos - Milos Island (Greece)
5-13 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
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)
: 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

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 22 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 22 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 22 April 2016
Apr 22 03:29: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: Fri, 22 Apr 03:20:08 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/04/21 22:20:08
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.18°S / 80.88°W [Map]
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (209 km)
Primary data source: IGEPN
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

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Santa elena (228.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Leve (via app)
Pasto - Colombia (428.3 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Desde la ciudad de Pasto Colombia, se reporta que si se sintió el sismo.ñ (via app)
Guayaquil (247.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil, Ecuador (252 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
guayaquil, las tejas (255.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (250.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Quito (264.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Se sintió muy claro (via app)
Guayaquil, centro (250.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (243.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Manta Ecuador (88.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil Urdesa (245.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Guayaquil (244.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Miedo (via app)
Ecuador (260.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Horrible (via app)
Ecuador (260.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Horrible (via app)
Guayaquil (249.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Cuenca (368.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Manta, Ecuador / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Portoviejo (265.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil Sur (252.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Guayaquil (252.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Quito (259.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (257.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil / MMI III (Weak shaking): En mi oficina estábamos 3 compañeros, duró poco pero nos asustamos. Estamos muy nerviosos todavía.
Hotel Rio Amazonas, Quito (265.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
ecuador guayaquil (251.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Se sintió medio fuerte (via app)
guayaquil (236.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Manta ciudadela Barbasquillo / MMI III (Weak shaking): Vibración leve pero la gente se asusta de cualquier movimiento por la fatal experiencia del sábado esperamos que las replicas se vayan acabando por el bien ciudadano
Mompiche (122.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Quito (263.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Portoviejo (105.7 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (240 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Ecuador ibarra (313 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Quito (277.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Super fuerte lo sentí en tumbaco (via app)
Guayaquil (250.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Fueron dos seguidas. (via app)
Esmeralda (186.2 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Atacames (164.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Se sintio bastante fuerte. Mi whatsapp +34658277773. Soy español. Estoy en atacames de vacaciones (via app)
Guayaquil (248.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Quito (264.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Quito (264.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Quito (264.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Quito (264.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Ibarra (312.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Quito (263.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Quito (263.9 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Lo sentí fuerte (via app)
Quito (259.8 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Florencio Varela (4511.8 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
hi (265.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Daule (212.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Moderate (via app)
jipijapa manabi (134.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (243 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (251.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Santo domingo de los Tsáchilas (189.5 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Estábamos con mi familia cenando, y de repente empezó a temblar. Y salimos a la calle... (via app)
Quito / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Quito Ecuador (268.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Quito (262.8 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Quito (266.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Cuenca (366.1 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Quito (260.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
guayaquil (256.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (238.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Él empalme guayas (167.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (241.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): muy fuerte se sintio (via app)
Guayaquil (241.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): muy fuerte se sintio (via app)
Santo domingo (188 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Barcelona yo te quiero!! (via app)
Ciudad celeste samborondon (239.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil (249.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Quito (263.1 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Santo Domingo de los tsachilas (188 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
El Carmen (158.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(Ecuador) (268 km E from epicenter)(no details): Se sintio fuerte en imbabura otavalo (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (221 km S from epicenter)(no details) (via EMSC)
Milagro (Ecuador) (229 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Fueron 2 replicas casi seguidas (via EMSC)
Puerto López (Ecuador) (145 km S from epicenter)(no details): Another one... (via EMSC)
Quito (Ecuador) (220 km E from epicenter)(no details): Leve movimiento (via EMSC)
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (217 km S from epicenter)(no details): Estaba acostado y sentí la réplica (via EMSC)
(Ecuador) (195 km E from epicenter)(no details): Mindo, 10 sec. Poco (via EMSC)
Tonsupa (Ecuador) (151 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se siente fuerte en tonsupa (via EMSC)
Santo Domingo (Ecuador) (145 km E from epicenter)(no details): Se movio las cosas (via EMSC)
Puerto Cayo (Ecuador) (119 km S from epicenter)(no details): Short maybe 5 seconds, 20 minutes after last one. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
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
Mon, 19 Dec
Mon, 19 Dec 08:57 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km - [info] (163 km)NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR[Map]EMSC
Sat, 14 Jan
Sat, 14 Jan 10:15 UTCM 4.1 / 10 km - [info] (289 km)OFF COAST OF ECUADOR[Map]EMSC
Sun, 15 Jan
Sun, 15 Jan 09:44 UTCM 4.6 / 20 km - [info] (254 km)NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR
[Map]
EMSC
(Ecuador) (38 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt in Canoa where we live on the beach. The shaking woke us up. (via EMSC)
El Matal / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sounded like a big truck rolling by, glad it was centered out in the ocean-- too close for comfort tho!
Tue, 31 Jan
Tue, 31 Jan 14:22 UTCM 5.4 / 24 km - [info] (144 km)Near Coast of Ecuador
[Map]
GFZ
Quito Cumbaya / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(23.1 km N from epicenter) / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Quito / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Ibarra / MMI II (Very weak shaking): 2 people. I did not notice it until my daughter told me.
Universidad tecnica estatal de Quevedo (198.1 km S from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Se movio la Facultad (via app)
Equador / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Give it to me senpai...right up there...
Quito / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Quito (Ecuador) (163 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Mouvement faible longue periode assez court ressenti au 7eme etage. (via EMSC)
Cotacachi / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I live on the second floor and I felt my apartment swaying and saw the electrical lines move as well.
(163.1 km WSW from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): De cuantos grados en la escala Richter fue? (via app)
Read all reports
Sat, 4 Feb
Sat, 4 Feb 20:17 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km - [info] (169 km)NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Crucita, Manabi / MMI III (Weak shaking): chair on second floor of house shook for 3-4 seconds
outside Jaramijo' / not felt
Fri, 3 Mar
Fri, 3 Mar 17:35 UTCM 4.0 / 10 km - [info] (198 km)NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR[Map]EMSC
Wed, 15 Mar
Wed, 15 Mar 06:18 UTCM 4.0 / 10 km - [info] (289 km)OFF COAST OF ECUADOR
[Map]
EMSC
Wed, 22 Mar
Wed, 22 Mar 02:51 UTCM 4.0 / 10 km - [info] (213 km)NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 24 Mar
Fri, 24 Mar 06:23 UTCM 4.0 / 10 km - [info] (201 km)NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Esmeraldas / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Wed, 12 Apr
Wed, 12 Apr 09:43 UTCM 4.1 / 30 km - [info] (99 km)NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 14 Apr
Fri, 14 Apr 13:01 UTCM 4.1 / 5 km - [info] (161 km)NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR
[Map]
EMSC
(181.7 km W from epicenter) / not felt (via app)

 

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: