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

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
26 Jun 2018 03:15 Local
Exposed Population: About 10000 people in MMI>=IV
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.

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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 episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 ,of Galapagos (population 10,748) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1216441 -0.684/-90.939 5.5 10 5.49 26 Jun 2018 16:14 06:59 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Galapagos Ecuador <1000 people
Galapagos Ecuador 2600 people
Galapagos Ecuador 23000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Santo Tomás Galapagos Ecuador Village - 27 km
Puerto Villamil Galapagos Ecuador Village - 31 km
Seymour Galápagos Ecuador Village - 80 km
Puerto Flores Galápagos Ecuador Village - 82 km
Baquerizo Moreno Galápagos Ecuador Village - 150 km
El Progreso Galápagos Ecuador Village - 156 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Puerto Villamil 30 0
Seymour GPS 16 Civ. Paved Yes 7800
San Cristobal SCY 18 Civ. Paved Yes 6800


Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Caleta Tagus ECCAT Ecuador
Santa Maria Island Ecuador
Barqueriza Ecuador
San Cristobal Island Ecuador

More information

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