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Data Event Response to the 16 April 2016 Mw 7.8 Earthquake 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador

Written by David Phillips & Beth Bartel
17 April 2016

Tectonic Summary

From the USGS Event Page:
The April 16, 2016 M 7.8 earthquake, offshore of the west coast of northern Ecuador, occurred as the result of shallow thrust faulting on or near the plate boundary between the Nazca and Pacific plates.

For more information, see the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program event page.

UNAVCO Response

Borehole Strainmeter Data
In response to the Mw 7.8 earthquake 7.8 Earthquake 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador on 2016-04-16 23:58:37 (UTC), UNAVCO has processed high rate one-sample-per-second (1-sps or 1 Hz) borehole strainmeter data from all borehole strainmeters in the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO). The fully processed 1-sps borehole strainmeter (BSM) dataset spanning the time period of this event is now available at http://borehole.unavco.org/bsm/earthquakes/

UNAVCO Data and Support

Related Links

Map Center:
Muisne, Ecuador


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