Ecuador: Not again, 6.2 quake hits Wed morning sending people into the streets

Posted on April 20, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency reported a magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook Ecuador’s already devastated Pacific coast before dawn on Wednesday, terrifying residents and hindering rescuers searching for survivors of an even bigger quake at the weekend which killed more than 500 people.

The latest big tremor, which followed several hundred aftershocks from Saturday’s 7.8 quake, hit 25 km (15 miles) off the island of Muisne on the northwest coast at a depth of 15 km (9 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

That was near the epicenter of Saturday’s major quake, which leveled a long swath of the coastline and dealt a major blow to the oil-producing nation’s already fragile economy. Two strong tremors of about 30 seconds each woke people up and sent them running into the street. Read Article


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