M 5.5 in Ecuador on 26 Jun 2018 09:15 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -0.6835 , -90.9391
Event Date: 26 Jun 2018 09:15 UTC
Exposed Population: About 19000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000f22r
Inserted at: 26 Jun 2018 16:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.3 (Ecuador)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000f22r Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.9  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1216386 0 26 Jun 2018 09:15 4.7M, 10km N/A 20 thousand 01:05 NEIC
1216441 0 26 Jun 2018 09:15 5.5M, 10km 5.49 20 thousand 06:50 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Ecuador , Province of Galapagos (population 10,748) . The nearest places are Santo Tomás, Puerto Villamil, Santa Cruz, and Bahía de la Academia.

Radius Population
100 km 19000 people
75 km 18000 people
50 km 2500 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Galapagos Ecuador 10000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Santo Tomás Galapagos Ecuador Village5 - 27 km
Puerto Villamil Galapagos Ecuador Village5 - 31 km
Santa Cruz Galápagos Ecuador Village6 - 68 km
Bahía de la Academia Galápagos Ecuador Village6 - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Puerto Villamil 30 0 29 km
Seymour GPS 16 Civ. Paved Yes 7800 79 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Caleta Tagus ECCAT Ecuador 67 km
Santa Maria Island Ecuador 88 km

More information

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