Major magnitude 8.8 earthquake - Rio Verde, 32 km east of Esmeraldas, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Wednesday, January 31, 1906 at 15:36 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 8.8 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.955°N / 79.369°W↗ (Rio Verde, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.955°S / 100.631°E↗
Nearest volcano: Pilavo (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) E of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SW of Limones (Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WSW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) N of Rosa Zarate (Esmeraldas) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Muisne (Esmeraldas) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SW of Tumaco (Nariño, Colombia) (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) N of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) WNW of Otavalo (Imbabura) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) WNW of Ibarra (Imbabura) (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) NW of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1018 joules (2.8 x 105 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 108 tons of TNT or 14937.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|8.8||20 km||1906 Ecuador-Colombia Earthquake||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 28 Sep 1906 15:24 UTC| M 6.8 |100 km (62.1 mi) depth|613 km (381 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 101 km northwest of Barranca, Datem del Marañon, Loreto, Peru, on Friday, September 28, 1906 at 15:24 (GMT)