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New aftershocks jolt Ecuador still reeling from quake

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

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

PEDERNALES, Ecuador (Apr. 23, 2016) — New aftershocks rattled Ecuador on Friday, April 22, and hopes of finding survivors in the rubble all but evaporated, nearly a week after a huge earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured thousands.

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Quake-hit Ecuador announces drastic economic measures

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

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.

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Rescuers pull out survivors of deadly Ecuador quake

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

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Ecuador quake toll rises to 233 dead

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FRANTIC SEARCH. Residents and army forces look for survivors after a powerful earthquake, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016. Photo by Jose Jacome/EPA
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.

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