Magnitude: 8.6M
Time: 01-31-1906 T15:35:51
Country: ECUADOR

ECUADOR:OFFCOAST

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 25km below the ground in Ecuador on 01-31-1906 T15:35:51, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 8.6 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 25km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 9. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing destruction to well-built wooden structures; most masonry and frame structures with foundations would be destroyed. Expect rails to be bent, bridges detroyed, and loss of life. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 1000 souls and destroying structures.
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region_code 160
eq_mag_mb 8.2
focal_depth 25
total_deaths 1000
intensity 9
total_deaths_description 3
year 1906
eq_mag_ms 8.6
eq_mag_mw 8.6
id 2748
location_name ECUADOR:OFFCOAST
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 2
deaths 1000
eq_primary 8.6
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 01-31-1906 T15:35:51
latitude 1.000
houses_destroyed_description 3
longitude -81.500
country ECUADOR
deaths_description 3

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