Tag Archive | Ecuador

MAGNITUDE 5.4 OFF COAST OF ECUADOR

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Depth: 44 km

Distances: 687 km NW of Guayaquil, Ecuador / pop: 1,953,000 / local time: 11:58:20.9 2017-04-21
519 km E of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador / pop: 4,300 / local time: 10:58:20.9 2017-04-21

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Cuban doctors ready to assists Ecuadorians amidst volcano threat

Volcano Alert

The Cuban medical brigade in Ecuador is ready to assist the local population in the event of the eruption of the Cotopaxi and Tungurahua volcanoes, which have increase activity over the past few days.
 
Doctor Maria Isabel Martinez, head of an 800-member medical brigade in Ecuador, said that the doctors, nurses and technical personnel deployed in risky zones will occupy their position in the event of an eruption.
 
The two volcanoes, located at just 100 kilometers from each other, have increase activity with ashes affecting nearby settlements, while their irruption is not discarded by experts.
Courtesy of cubanews.ain.cu

Cotopaxi volcano spews ash south of Ecuador’s capital

Snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano spews ash south of Ecuador's capital
The Cotopaxi volcano near Ecuador’s capital has spewed ash over a wide area in two pre-dawn blasts.
 
Authorities stressed that the explosions and a five-kilometer- (3-mile-) high plume of ash do not signify that the Andean country’s highest active volcano, which has been showing signs of activity since April, is about to erupt.
 
Patricio Ramon of Ecuador’s geophysics institute told Teleamazonas TV that the explosions were small phreatic eruptions, which occur when molten rock, or magma, meets water.
 
“These are the first explosions we have registered since April when [the volcano] started to demonstrate seismic anomalies,” said Patricia Mothes, head of volcanology at the Geophysical Institute.
 
“The situation merits the population staying informed about what’s happening with the volcano,” said Ramon.
 
Cotopaxi is considered one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes due to a glacial cover that makes it prone to fast-moving volcanic rock and mud flows, or lahares, and its proximity to a heavily populated area.
 
Brian Manzano, a hotel receptionist there, said, “When I got up, I opened the door of the hotel and saw a car covered in ash. I do not know how long it has been falling.”
 
In Quito, a city of 2.3 million, orders have been given for a million surgical masks to be distributed, Mayor Mauricio Rodas said.
Courtesy of demanjo.com

MAGNITUDE 5.3 OFF COAST OF ECUADOR

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 534km (332mi) SSE of Isla del Coco, Costa Rica
545km (339mi) WNW of Manta, Ecuador
556km (345mi) WNW of Montecristi, Ecuador
563km (350mi) WNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
756km (470mi) W of Quito, Ecuador


MAGNITUDE 5.3 ECUADOR

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Depth: 207 km

Distances: 152 km SE of Quito, Ecuador / pop: 1,399,814 / local time: 16:59:40.7 2015-03-27
63 km NE of Puyo, Ecuador / pop: 24,881 / local time: 16:59:40.7 2015-03-27
39 km SE of Tena, Ecuador / pop: 17,172 / local time: 16:59:40.7 2015-03-27


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MAGNITUDE 4.9 NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 84 km S of Guayaquil, Ecuador / pop: 1,952,029 / local time: 06:18:31.8 2014-11-26
46 km NE of Machala, Ecuador / pop: 198,123 / local time: 06:18:31.8 2014-11-26
7 km E of Baláo, Ecuador / pop: 12,205 / local time: 06:18:31.8 2014-11-26


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MAGNITUDE 4.4 COLOMBIA-ECUADOR BORDER REGION

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 105 km NE of Quito, Ecuador / pop: 1,399,814 / local time: 17:24:55.6 2014-10-20
15 km W of El Ángel, Ecuador / pop: 3,983 / local time: 17:24:55.6 2014-10-20


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MAGNITUDE 4.5 COLOMBIA-ECUADOR BORDER REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 112 km NE of Quito, Ecuador / pop: 1,399,814 / local time: 15:28:54.7 2014-10-20
13 km W of El Ángel, Ecuador / pop: 3,983 / local time: 15:28:54.7 2014-10-20


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MAGNITUDE 5.7 COLOMBIA-ECUADOR BORDER REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 128 km NE of Quito, Ecuador / pop: 1,399,814 / local time: 14:33:23.4 2014-10-20
88 km SW of Pasto, Colombia / pop: 382,236 / local time: 14:33:23.4 2014-10-20
16 km N of El Ángel, Ecuador / pop: 3,983 / local time: 14:33:23.4 2014-10-20


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MAGNITUDE 4.7 SOUTH OF PANAMA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 613 km NW of Quito, Ecuador / pop: 1,399,814 / local time: 05:26:08.5 2014-10-08
551 km NW of Portoviejo, Ecuador / pop: 170,326 / local time: 05:26:08.5 2014-10-08
428 km NW of Muisne / pop: 13,393 / local time: 05:26:00.0 2014-10-08


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