Ecuador: Scientist recommends Ecuadordians need seismic awareness

Posted on September 11, 2016 • Filed under: Earthquake, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency reported Ecuadorians must begin to acquire “seismic awareness” that will allow them to coexist with earthquakes, an all too likely occurrence in this part of the world, said the director of the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School, Alexandra Alvarado.

The latest aftershocks registered on the country’s north coast, which was shaken last April 16 by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, are forcing Ecuadorians to acquire a defensive attitude, Alvarado said in an interview with EFE.

According to the Ecuadorian scientist, inhabitants should “begin to acquire seismic awareness” so they will know “what they have to do” the next time this kind of natural phenomenon strikes, though “we don’t know when that will be,” she said. Read Article


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