Latitude and longitude of 1998 Bahía de Caráquez earthquake
- In Ecuador
The 1998 Bahía de Caráquez earthquake occurred on August 4 at 13:59 local time (18:59 UTC) with a magnitude Mw 7.2. The epicenter was located at 10 km north of Bahía de Caráquez, about 190 km NNW of Guayaquil, and about 215 km W of Quito, Ecuador. The intensity in Bahía de Caráquez reached MM VIII. In Bahía de Caráquez, electricity, telephone, and water services disrupted, and many buildings were damaged. It was felt strongly in Guayaquil and Quito and could be felt in much of Ecuador and in Cali, Colombia. An Mw 5.4 foreshock occurred 1 hour and 24 minutes before the main shock and hence alerted many people. The Nazca Plate is subducting beneath the South American Plate near the Ecuadorian coast.
Latitude: 0° 35' 34.80" N
Longitude: -80° 23' 34.80" W
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