Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake in Ecuador

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A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016 at 23:58 UTC.

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016 at 23:58 UTC. Visit the USGS event page for more details on this earthquake.

 

For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

 

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

 

For information about tsunami watches, warning or advisories, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tsunami website.

 

The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at (303) 273-8500.

 

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.

 

Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake in Ecuador, April 2016
USGS map of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador in April 2016.