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1987 Ecuador earthquakes

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Origin time  04:10:43 UTC
Depth  10 km (6.2 mi)
Date  6 March 1987
Magnitude  7.1 Mw
Max. intensity  IX (Violent)
Total damage  1 billion USD
1987 Ecuador earthquakes
Foreshocks  6.4 Mw March 6 at 01:54
Aftershocks  6.0 Mw March 6 at 08:14
Similar  1979 Tumaco earthquake, 2014 Ecuador earthquake, 1949 Ambato earthquake, 1906 Ecuador–Colombia earthquake, 1987 Whittier Narrows

The 1987 Ecuador earthquakes occurred over a six-hour period on March 6. The sequence of shocks measured 6.7, 7.1, and 6.0 on the moment magnitude scale. The mainshock had a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The earthquakes were centered in Napo Province in northeast Ecuador; the epicenters were on the eastern slopes of the Andes, about 75 km ENE of Quito and 25 km north of Reventador Volcano. The earthquakes caused about 1,000 deaths. Four-thousand were missing and an estimated US$1 billion in damage was caused.


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