7.8 magnitud earthquake hits Ecuador

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7.8 magnitud earthquake hits Ecuador

#1 Postby Macrocane » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:08 pm

You probably know by now that a devastating 7.8 earthquake was registered last night in Ecuador:

"The catastrophic earthquake that destroyed buildings in Ecuador on Saturday became far more devastating Sunday, when the death toll soared to 238 -- and it's expected to rise.

At least 1,500 people were injured, said Ricardo Peñaherrera of Ecuador's national emergency management office."

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/17/americas/ecuador-deadly-earthquake/index.html

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Re: 7.8 magnitud earthquake hits Ecuador

#2 Postby WeatherGuesser » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:09 pm

The 'pong' to Japan's double 'ping'?
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Re: 7.8 magnitud earthquake hits Ecuador

#3 Postby abajan » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:21 am

There was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake approximately 241 miles east of Barbados about 5 hours ago, not to mention the 6.1 aftershock that occurred near Muisne, Equador, less than 2 hours earlier. Judging from what I've recently been observing at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/, the earth seems to be in an active earthquake phase. Hopefully, the one near Barbados isn't a foreshock of the great quake (8.0+) which some geologists in this region have been warning is long overdue for the Eastern Caribbean.

Pretty sad situation in Equador though. :cry:
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