Ecuador Earthquake

Ecuador Earthquake News

Ecuador earthquake: 72-year-old survivor rescued after 13 days

The April 16 quake was the worst to strike Ecuador in decades.

New aftershocks jolt Ecuador still reeling from quake; death toll over 664

Ecuadoran authorities say more than 700 aftershocks have struck since Saturday's earthquake, the worst to hit Latin America and the Caribbean since the 2010 quake in Haiti, which killed between 200,000 and 250,000 people.


Ecuador earthquake: Death toll crosses 500, President says will increase taxes to raise funds

In a nationally televised address on Wednesday night, President Correa also announced several short-term tax changes to help Ecuador recover.

Ecuador earthquake toll rises to 480 dead, 1,700 still missing

Ecuador officials also said 2,560 people were hurt in the 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday.

Another quake, magnitude 6.2, strikes off Ecuador coast

Witnesses in the zone said two strong tremors of about 30 seconds each were felt, waking people up and sending them racing them into the street.

Ecuador earthquake: A megathrust is brewing in India, say experts

The Nepal earthquake was a result of this same process, but it was relatively weak in magnitude.


Ecuador earthquake toll reaches 350, more than 2,000 injured

About 13,500 security force personnel were mobilized to keep order around Ecuador, and $600 million in credit from multilateral lenders was immediately activated for the emergency

Ecuador Earthquake Photos

Ecuador earthquake: Greatest tragedy to hit the nation in 67 years

Shaken Ecuadorians lined up for food and blankets, slept in the rubble of their destroyed homes or congregated in the street after the most destructive quake since 1979