4/16/2016 — Large M7.8 (M7.4) earthquake strikes East Pacific / South America / Ecuador

A large M7.4 earthquake (now revised up to M7.8) has struck near the shores of Ecuador South America in the East Pacific.

M7.8 east pacific april 16 2016

This large East Pacific earthquake was something we were specifically watching out for.

The East Pacific was named as a location to watch for a large earthquake to strike as compensation movement for the massive amount of activity taking place in the WEST Pacific near Japan.

See the warning issued for the East Pacific here:

 

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Information on this earthquake from the USGS:

Magnitude 7.8 mwp
Location/uncertainty 0.348°N 79.972°W± 6.5 km
Depth/uncertainty 20.2 km± 5.0
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 122
Minimum Distance 237.8 km (2.14°)
Travel Time Residual 1.10 s
Azimuthal Gap 73°
FE Region NEAR THE COAST OF ECUADOR (105)

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