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
PEDERNALES, Ecuador (Apr. 21, 2016) — Ecuador announced drastic economic measures late Wednesday, April 20, including a hike in some taxes and mandatory wage contributions, to deal with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 500 people and injured over 5,000.
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
PEDERNALES, Ecuador (Apr. 20, 2016) — International rescuers and aid groups rushed on Tuesday, April 19, to help victims of Ecuador’s earthquake as searchers dug for families trapped in rubble 3 days after the disaster that killed more than 400 people.
The death toll climbs to 350, while the number of people injured also rose
PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (Apr. 19, 2016) — Rescuers and desperate families clawed through the rubble Monday, April 18, to pull out survivors of an earthquake that killed 350 people and destroyed towns in a tourist area of Ecuador.
Vice President Jorge Glas says the earthquake is the ‘worst seismic movement we have faced in decades’
PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (Apr. 17, 2016) – Rescuers in Ecuador raced to dig out people trapped under the rubble of homes and businesses on Sunday, April 17, following a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 233.