04-17-2016, 11:17 AM #1
7.8 magnitude earthquake near Equador's west coast
Apr 17 2016, 10:19 am ET
Ecuador Earthquake: State of Emergency Declared After at Least 77 Killed
by Phil Helsel, Matthew Grimson, The Associated Press and Reuters
Ecuador was in a state of emergency Sunday after a powerful earthquake flattened buildings and ravaged towns along the nation's northwestern coast Saturday night.
At least 77 people were killed nearly 600 more were wounded, Vice President Jorge Glas said, after the magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck just before 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET)...
04-17-2016, 11:37 AM #2
Rescuers start to arrive after Ecuador quake
Gonzalo Solano 9:35 a.m. EDT April 17, 2016
Pedernales, Ecuador — The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 588 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.
The magnitude-7.8 quake, the strongest to hit Ecuador since 1979, was centered on Ecuador’s sparsely populated fishing ports and tourist beaches, 170 kilometers (105 miles) northwest of Quito, the capital.
Vice President Jorge Glas said there were deaths in the cities of Manta, Portoviejo and Guayaquil — all several hundred kilometers (miles) from the center of the quake struck shortly after nightfall...
04-17-2016, 01:08 PM #3
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