Ecuador’s Coastal Provinces Under States Of Emergency Following 7.8M Earthquake

 Monday, April 18, 2016


Thousands of Ecuadorians awoke Monday from a second night sleeping outside or in temporary shelters following a weekend earthquake that killed at least 272 people and collapsed overpasses and buildings."What am I going to do?" asked Nely Intriago, standing in front of the rubble of a home. "Cry, that’s what. Now we are on the street with nothing."With the death toll expected to rise -- at least 2,527 people were hurt and others are missing -- Ecuadorian rescuers searched for more victims of Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude quake, which struck 27 kilometers (16.8 miles) southeast of the coastal town of Muisne, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.