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Latest quakes in or near Canton Sigsig, Azuay, Ecuador - list, stats and map

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Mag. 3.7 earthquake 39 km east of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador - Nov 29, 2023 - 13 weeks ago
Strongest since 1970Mag. 5.4 41 km east of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador - Apr 11, 1982 - 42 years ago
Updated: Feb 29, 2024 12:17 GMT -
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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Canton Sigsig in the past 24 hours.

Since 1970, Canton Sigsig has had 55 quakes of magnitudes above 3 and up to 5.4:

  • 8 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 21 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 26 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
Latest: Mag. 3.7 Earthquake 39 km E of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador -
Strongest: Mag. 5.4 Earthquake 41 km E of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador -
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Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Nov 29, 2023 01:48 am (Guayaquil)
Nov 29, 2023 06:48 GMT

3.7

30 km
39 km east of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador More
Sunday, November 19, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 19, 2023 12:18 pm (Guayaquil)
Nov 19, 2023 17:18 GMT

4.2

10 km
12 km west of Azogues, Cañar, Ecuador More
Saturday, November 18, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 18, 2023 08:00 am (Guayaquil)
Nov 18, 2023 13:00 GMT

3.5

65 km
Cañar, 12 km northeast of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador More
Friday, October 13, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 12, 2023 11:00 pm (Guayaquil)
Oct 13, 2023 04:00 GMT

4.4

89 km
11 km west of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador More
Friday, May 19, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 18, 2023 10:00 pm (Guayaquil)
May 19, 2023 03:00 GMT

3.9

75 km
35 km southeast of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador More
Monday, May 8, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 7, 2023 07:51 pm (Guayaquil)
May 8, 2023 00:51 GMT

5.2

90 km
8.8 km west of Azogues, Cañar, Ecuador 86 reportsMore
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 1, 2023 08:47 pm (Guayaquil)
May 2, 2023 01:47 GMT

3.6

78 km
26 km northeast of Azogues, Cañar, Ecuador More
Saturday, March 25, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Mar 24, 2023 11:18 pm (Guayaquil)
Mar 25, 2023 04:18 GMT

3.9

30 km
6.1 km southeast of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador 3 reportsMore
Sunday, September 18, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 18, 2022 01:10 pm (Guayaquil)
Sep 18, 2022 18:10 GMT

3.9

335 km
Cañar, 20 km northeast of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador More
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 31, 2022 01:23 pm (Guayaquil)
Aug 31, 2022 18:23 GMT

3.5

37 km
18 km northwest of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador More
Thursday, August 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 24, 2022 09:34 pm (Guayaquil)
Aug 25, 2022 02:34 GMT

3.6

32 km
23 km south of Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.3 x 1013 joules (9.07 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7801 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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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 37 quakes on average per year in or near Canton Sigsig, Azuay, Ecuador:
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.1 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 10 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 1.28 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 3.7 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 3.7 quakes per year
Canton Sigsig has a high level of seismic activity. Canton Sigsig has had at least 13 quakes above magnitude 4 since 2014, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Canton Sigsig, Azuay, Ecuador, by magnitude

3 years
Mag
 
Number of quakes (17 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+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (5.88%)
4+
5 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (29.41%)
3+
11 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (64.71%)

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Canton Sigsig Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Canton Sigsig, Azuay, Ecuador?

Canton Sigsig has a high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 37 quakes on average per year in or near Canton Sigsig, Azuay, Ecuador. Canton Sigsig has had at least 13 quakes above magnitude 4 since 2014, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Canton Sigsig?

The last earthquake in Canton Sigsig occurred 13 weeks ago:

A moderate magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit 39 km (25 mi) away from Cuenca, Azuay,  Ecuador, in the early morning of Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 at 1.48 am local time (America/Guayaquil GMT -5). The quake had a very shallow depth of 30 km (19 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Canton Sigsig since 1970?

Since 1970, Canton Sigsig has had 8 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 21 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, and 26 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0.

What was the strongest quake in Canton Sigsig since 1970?

The strongest earthquake in Canton Sigsig since 1970 occurred 42 years ago:

A strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit 41 km (25 mi) away from Cuenca, Azuay,  Ecuador, in the morning of Sunday, Apr 11, 1982 at 7.21 am local time (America/Guayaquil GMT -5). The quake had a very shallow depth of 33 km (21 mi) .

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