1987 Ecuador earthquakes

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1987 Ecuador earthquakes
1987 Ecuador earthquakes is located in Ecuador
Mainshock
Mainshock
1987 Ecuador earthquakes
Date 6 March 1987 (1987-03-06)
Magnitude 6.1 and 6.9 Ms
Epicenter 0°05′N 77°22′W / 0.09°N 77.37°W / 0.09; -77.37Coordinates: 0°05′N 77°22′W / 0.09°N 77.37°W / 0.09; -77.37
Areas affected Ecuador
Casualties 1,000+

The 1987 Ecuador earthquakes occurred at 1:54 GMT and 4:10 GMT on March 6, 1987 with magnitudes of 6.1 and 6.9 on the surface wave magnitude scale, respectively.[1] The earthquakes were centered in Napo Province in northeast Ecuador; the epicenters were on the eastern slopes of the Andes, about 100 km ENE of Quito and 25 km north of Reventador Volcano.[2] The earthquakes caused an estimated 1,000 deaths and US$1 billion in damage.[2]

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