Date: August 4, 1998 Time: 18:59:18
Location: 00.6S 80.4W
Depth: 19 Km Magnitude: 7.1MN

Three people killed and forty injured in the Bahia de Caraquez-Canoa area. Approximately sixty percent of the buildings at Canoa severely damaged. Most buildings with three or more stories sustained some damage in Bahia de Caraquez. Considerable damage in many other parts of western Manabi Province. Landslides blocked a road between Canoa and Bahia de Caraquez. Felt strongly at Guayaquil and Quito. Also felt in the Cali, Colombia area.