Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - San Vicente, 3.5 km east of Caracas, Canton Sucre, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Tuesday, August 4, 1998 at 18:59 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - San Vicente, 3.5 km east of Caracas, Canton Sucre, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Tuesday, August 4, 1998 at 18:59 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 4, 1998 18:59:20 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.593°S / 80.393°W (San Vicente, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.593°N / 99.607°E
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) E of Sucre (Manabí) (pop: 37,100) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Chone (Manabí) (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NW of Bolivar (Manabí) (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) N of Portoviejo (Manabí) (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NE of Manta (Manabí) (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Montecristi (Manabí) (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNE of Jipijapa (Manabí) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Empalme (Guayas) (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNW of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.233 kmnear the coast of EcuadorUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes)

  • 14 Jun 2000 04:17 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 2000 02:50 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    92.5 km (57.5 mi) depth
    |
    142 km (88 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 May 2000 22:58 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    174 km (108 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2000 23:49 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    74.6 km (46.4 mi) depth
    |
    227 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Apr 2000 04:50 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 2000 23:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 2000 10:32 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 2000 07:55 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 1999 23:22 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    192 km (119 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Sep 1999 08:54 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    218 km (136 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Aug 1999 02:52 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Aug 1999 00:53 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    96.5 km (60 mi) depth
    |
    196 km (122 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1999 02:15 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Feb 1999 12:02 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    66.6 km (41.4 mi) depth
    |
    198 km (123 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1998 18:13 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Oct 1998 04:17 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    165 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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