Ecuador: 2,280 aftershocks reported since earthquake of April 2016

Posted on July 25, 2016 • Filed under: Earthquake, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency reported aftershocks that the April 16 hit a section of the northern coast of Ecuador arrived today to 2,280, according to the Geophysical Institute (IG) of the National Polytechnic School.
IG report notes that in the last twelve hours there have been four more aftershocks, most of them with a magnitude of 3.1 degrees, about 5 kilometers deep in the sea near the resort of Puerto Lopez in the province of Manabi.
That province, next to its neighbor south of Esmeraldas, were the hardest hit by the earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude.
The strong jolt of mid-April left 668 dead, tens of thousands of missing and multimillion material losses.
The National Secretariat of Planning and Development (Senplades) estimated in early June that the reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake will cost 3,344 million dollars. Read Article


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