ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Guayaquil):

View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map

General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-29 14:51
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 10.0 km (Given depths of 10 km are often provided automatically by earthquake surveys if the exact depth was not located yet.)
Maximum intensity: 2.6 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
San Vicente EC 2.3 no data available 76.4 barely felt
Bahía de Caráquez EC 2.3 37000 75.4 barely felt
Manta EC 2.1 183000 86.0 barely felt
Rocafuerte EC 1.9 10000 97.3 not felt
Montecristi EC 1.8 18000 96.8 not felt
Chone EC 1.7 45000 112.9 not felt
Calceta EC 1.6 17000 114.7 not felt
Portoviejo EC 1.6 170000 108.6 not felt
Jipijapa EC 1.3 36000 131.3 not felt
Esmeraldas EC 1.0 165000 200.1 not felt

Current earthquake activity near Guayaquil:

In the past 30 days, 16 earthquakes of magnitude 3.9 or higher were detected in Off Coast Of Ecuador (see map section). Therefore, the earthquake activity of the past month has been much higher relative to long-term trends (more than 20% deviation).


Since 1960, 125 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 4.1 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 2.1 earthquakes larger than M4.1 per year around Guayaquil. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually very high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 5.7 months (171 days).

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (Guayaquil and nearby)

Date Magnitude Depth (km)
2016-4-16 7.8 21
1979-12-12 7.7 24
1998-8-4 7.2 33
2016-5-18 6.9 30
1976-4-9 6.7 9
2016-5-18 6.7 16
1990-9-2 6.6 14
1983-11-22 6.6 55
2000-9-28 6.4 23
1981-5-6 6.4 33

*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks, and glass can harm you. After the shaking stops: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before a professional safety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbors if necessary. If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down, and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on the streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of a high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides, and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care of elderly people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbors, friends, and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.