Ecuador earthquake - updates

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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Ecuador

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:06 PM

The US Geological Survey says the quake struck before dawn in Ecuador's eastern Amazon region 17 kilometers from the town of Montalvo near the border with Peru

Ecuador hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake – USGS

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The quake hit at 9:12 pm local time (0212 GMT on Friday) at a depth of 93.5 kilometers, near the center of the South American country. It was felt across several provinces, according to Twitter users.

Strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Ecuador – USGS

Jul 11, 2016 - 10:53 AM

3rd UPDATE The USGS revises slightly downward its initial estimate of the strength of both quakes Earthquake monitors in Ecuador have similar readings

Ecuador struck by 6.7 magnitude quake – USGS

May 18, 2016 - 7:06 PM

The president says parts of Manabi and nearby Esmeraldas province are without power witj only minor damage reported in some areas

Ecuador quake death toll jumps to 646, one week on

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:12 AM

Hopes of finding more survivors are fast evaporating

A man passes by debris from a collapsed house in Manta, Manabi, Ecuador, April 22, 2016. Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

New aftershocks jolt Ecuador still reeling from quake

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:40 AM

UPDATED The official toll from the quake now stands at 602 dead and 130 missing

AFTERMATH. A man passes by debris from a collapsed house in Manta, Manabi, Ecuador, April 22, 2016. Photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

Quake-hit Ecuador announces drastic economic measures

Apr 21, 2016 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED The quake comes as a big economic blow to oil producing Ecuador which has already taken a huge hit from the drop in global crude prices

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa looks on as he attends a press conference in Quito, Ecuador, April 20, 2016. Fredy Constante/EPA

Anger erupts as 1,700 still missing in Ecuador quake

Apr 20, 2016 - 8:42 AM

Hope of finding more victims alive was fading as the crucial 3 day mark approaches

GRIM SEARCH. Ecuadorian and Colombian firefighters looking for survivors in the rubble in Pedernales, Ecuador, April 19, 2016. Jose Jacome/EPA

Aid groups rush to quake-hit Ecuador, families still trapped

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:31 AM

Hopes that more survivors would be found in the heaps of rubble and twisted metal that used to buildings wane at the crucial 3 day point after the disaster

AFTER THE QUAKE. A photo made available on April 19, 2016 shows locals spending the night outdoors due to fear of aftershocks after the 16 April 7.8 magnitude earthquake, in Manta, Ecuador, April 18, 2016. Photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

Ecuador quake toll continues rising, now at 413

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:39 AM

Foreign countries and organizations dispatched rescue teams to help the search and medical units to treat the thousands of people injured

Rescue workers with trained dogs look for survivors in Pedernales, Ecuador, on April 18, 2016. Joseˆ Jacome/EPA

Recent strong earthquakes have no influence on each other – Phivolcs

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The agency also says the strong earthquakes will not trigger the Big One in the Philippines

Rescuers pull out survivors of deadly Ecuador quake

Apr 18, 2016 - 8:08 AM

4th UPDATE The death toll climbs to 350 while the number of people injured also rose

DANGER. General view of the damages after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Quito, Ecuador, April 17, 2016. Fredy Constante/EPA

Ecuador quake toll rises to 233 dead

Apr 17, 2016 - 8:54 AM

8th UPDATE Vice President Jorge Glas says the earthquake is the worst seismic movement we have faced in decades

epa05264282 Inhabitants and army forces look for survivors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Ecuadorian northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 233 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadorian northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME

Ecuador quake triggers deadly landslides

Aug 13, 2014 - 10:02 AM

The quake lasted more than 20 seconds and caused panic in the capital Quito where residents evacuated buildings after it struck at 2:58 pm local time