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Latest quakes in or near Canton Manta, Manabi, Ecuador - list, stats and map

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Mag. 3.6 earthquake 85 km west of Calceta, Manabi, Ecuador - 4 days ago
Strongest since 2022Mag. 4.9 13 km northeast of Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador - Jul 22, 2022 - 1 year 32 weeks ago
Updated: Feb 29, 2024 21:43 GMT -
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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Canton Manta in the past 24 hours.

Since 2022, Canton Manta has had 37 quakes of magnitudes above 3 and up to 4.9:

  • 13 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 24 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
Latest: Mag. 3.6 Earthquake 85 km W of Calceta, Manabi, Ecuador -
Strongest: Mag. 4.9 Earthquake 13 km NE of Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador -
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Showing all recent or significant quakes since 2022, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance (37 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Feb 25, 11:31 am (Guayaquil)
Feb 25, 16:31 GMT

3.6

25 km
85 km west of Calceta, Manabi, Ecuador
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Thursday, February 22, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 21, 11:37 pm (GMT -5)
Feb 22, 04:37 GMT

4.2

9 km
South Pacific Ocean, 45 km northwest of Manta, Manabi, Ecuador 3 reportsMore
Feb 21, 11:23 pm (Guayaquil)
Feb 22, 04:23 GMT

3.6

8 km
South Pacific Ocean, 37 km northwest of Manta, Manabi, Ecuador 2 reportsMore
Friday, February 9, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 9, 03:44 am (Guayaquil)
Feb 9, 08:44 GMT

4.4

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 31 km west of Manta, Manabi, Ecuador 4 reportsMore
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 6, 11:16 pm (Guayaquil)
Feb 7, 04:16 GMT

3.1

23 km
31 km southwest of Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador More
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 31, 2023 04:33 am (Guayaquil)
May 31, 2023 09:33 GMT

3.1

26 km
26 km south of Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador More
Sunday, May 28, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 28, 2023 07:31 am (Guayaquil)
May 28, 2023 12:31 GMT

3.9

5 km
25 km south of Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador More
Sunday, February 19, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 18, 2023 08:48 pm (Guayaquil)
Feb 19, 2023 01:48 GMT

4.3

10 km
20 km south of Manta, Manabi, Ecuador 5 reportsMore
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 4, 2023 09:02 am (Guayaquil)
Jan 4, 2023 14:02 GMT

3.7

1 km
South Pacific Ocean, 47 km southwest of Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador 4 reportsMore
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 19, 2022 08:11 pm (Guayaquil)
Dec 20, 2022 01:11 GMT

3.0

3.6 km
South Pacific Ocean, 23 km northeast of Manta, Manabi, Ecuador More
Monday, December 19, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Dec 19, 2022 07:26 am (Guayaquil)
Dec 19, 2022 12:26 GMT

4.3

11 km
South Pacific Ocean, 37 km north of Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador 4 reportsMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4 x 1012 joules (1.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 961 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

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The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 234 quakes on average per year in or near Canton Manta, Manabi, Ecuador:
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.06 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 16.7 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.3 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3.3 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 7.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 23.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 23.5 quakes per year
Canton Manta has a very high level of seismic activity. Canton Manta has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 15 to 20 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Canton Manta, Manabi, Ecuador, by magnitude

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Number of quakes (5 in total as 100%)
7+
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no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
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no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
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no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (40%)
3+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (60%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (4 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (50%)
3+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (50%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (6 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (33.33%)
3+
4 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (66.67%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (79 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
22 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (27.85%)
3+
56 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (70.89%)
2+
1 quake
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (1.27%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
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Past 30 days5 quakesno datano data32---
Past 90 days4 quakesno datano data22---
Past 365 days6 quakesno datano data42---
Past 3 years79 quakesno data15622---
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Canton Manta Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Canton Manta, Manabi, Ecuador?

Canton Manta has a very high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 234 quakes on average per year in or near Canton Manta, Manabi, Ecuador. Canton Manta has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 15 to 20 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Canton Manta?

The last earthquake in Canton Manta occurred 4 days ago:

A moderate magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit 85 km (53 mi) away from Calceta, Manabi,  Ecuador, in the morning of Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 at 11.31 am local time (America/Guayaquil GMT -5). The quake had a very shallow depth of 25 km (16 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Canton Manta since 2022?

Since 2022, Canton Manta has been shaken by 13 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above and 24 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0.

What was the strongest quake in Canton Manta since 2022?

The strongest earthquake in Canton Manta since 2022 occurred 1 year 32 weeks ago:

A strong magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit 13.3 km (8 mi) away from Portoviejo, Manabi,  Ecuador, in the early morning of Friday, Jul 22, 2022 at 2.57 am local time (America/Guayaquil GMT -5). The quake had a shallow depth of 41 km (26 mi) and was felt by many near the epicenter.

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