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Geohazard/Seismic Events: Strong M6.8 Aftershock follows Earthquake near Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas, Ecuador

2016/05/18

The Event occurred in Ecuador , Province of Esmeraldas (population 336,795) . The nearest places are: 24.0 km (14.9 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate, 46.0 km (28.6 mi) ESE of Muisne, 51.0 km (31.7 mi) S of Propicia,  96.0 km (59.7 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, and 146.0 km (90.7 mi) WNW of Quito, Ecuador The maximum altitude nearby is 1476m .

Event Map: M6.8 – 24.0 km (14.9 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador

Event Map: M6.8 – 24.0 km (14.9 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador on 2016-05-16 at 16:46:44 (UTC). This is a product of the GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN) and credit belongs to all involved institutions.

Mw Beach BallNatural Hazard – Seismic Event 

South America – Ecuador | Esmeraldas Province, Rosa Zarate
Location: 24km NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador
Magnitude: 6.8
Time:  2016-05-18 16:46:44 (UTC)
Epicenter: 0°27’54.0″N 79°38’27.6″W
Depth: 31.0 km (19.3 mi) Deep
Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 68 km (MMI VI)
Population affected: 703,895 people within 100km

USGS Interactive map

USGS ShakeMap

MWW6.8 Near Coast Of Ecuador

IRIS Interactive Earthquake Browser

M6.7 earthquake near Rosa Zarate, Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Recent Earthquakes Near Esmeraldas, Ecuador

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Tsunami Information Statement Issued

WEPA42 PHEB 181652 TSUPAC

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Population

USGS Estimated Population Exposure to Earthquake Shaking
147 km NW of Quito, Ecuador / pop: 1,399,814 / local time: 11:46:40.6 2016-05-18
25 km NW of Rosa Zárate, Ecuador / pop: 42,121 / local time: 11:46:40.6 2016-05-18


Related

South America – Ecuador | Esmeraldas Province, Muisne
Location: 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador
Magnitude: 7.8
Time:  2016-04-16 23:58:37 (UTC)
Epicenter: 0°22’15.6″N 79°56’24.0″W
Depth: 19.2 km (11.9 mi) Shallow


More information

EMSC-CSEM
Instituto Geofísico-Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IG)
USGS/NEIC Denver, USA
GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, Germany
IRIS
Earthquake Track
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC)

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