::1868 Ecuador earthquakes


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The 1868 Ecuador earthquakes occurred at 19:30 UTC on August 15 and 06:30 UTC on 16 August 1868. They caused severe damage in the northeastern part of Ecuador and in southwestern Colombia. They had an estimated magnitude of 6.3 and 6.7 and together caused up to 70,000 casualties. The earthquake of 15 August occurred near El Angel, Carchi Province, close to the border with Colombia, while that of August 16 occurred near Ibarra in Imbabura Province.<ref name="Giesecke">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> Reports of these earthquakes are often confused with the effects of the earthquake of 13 August at Arica.<ref name="NGDC_16">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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