2016 Ecuador earthquake

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2016 Ecuador earthquake
2016 Ecuador earthquake is located in Ecuador
2016 Ecuador earthquake
Muisne
Muisne
Quito
Quito
Guayaquil
Guayaquil
UTC time2016-04-16 23:58:36
ISC event608556966
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateApril 16, 2016 (2016-04-16)
Local time18:58:37 ECT (UTC-5)
Magnitude7.8 Mw
Depth20.6 km (12.8 mi)
Epicenter0°22′16″N 79°56′24″W / 0.371°N 79.940°W / 0.371; -79.940
TypeThrust
Areas affectedEcuador, Colombia, Peru
Max. intensityVIII (Severe)
Foreshocks4.8 Mw
Aftershocks1,034 as of 07:50 ECT (12:50 UTC) April 28[1]
Casualties668 killed, 8 missing and 6,274 severely injured[2]

On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude struck Ecuador at 18:58 local time. It was centered about 17 miles from the town of Muisne and about 110 miles from the capital Quito. There was widespread damage, so that most infrastructures are destroyed. Structures hundreds of miles from the epicenter collapsed.

Over 272 people died. Over 2,500 people were injured.[3]

President Rafael Correa declared a state of emergency after the earthquake.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Live: After Ecuador quake, 135 aftershocks reported". The Hindu. Associated Press and Reuters. April 17, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  2. "Six months report Ecuador: Earthquake" (PDF). ReliefWeb. November 2016.
  3. "Ecuador Earthquake; Death Toll Jumps to 246". CNN. Retrieved Apr 17, 2016.