Historic Earthquakes

Magnitude 7.2 Near Coast of Ecuador
1998 August 04 18:59:20 UTC

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Three people killed and forty injured in the Bahia de Caraquez- Canoa area. Approximately sixty percent of the buildings at Canoa severely damaged. Electricity, telephone and water services disrupted and most buildings with three or more stories damaged at Bahia de Caraquez. Considerable damage in many other parts of western Manabi Province. Landslides blocked a road between Bahia de Caraquez and Canoa. Felt strongly at Guayaquil and Quito. Felt in much of Ecuador and also at Cali, Colombia. Two large events occurring about 3 and 7 seconds after small onset.