Magnitude 6 earthquake hits Ecuador, close to weekend’s 7.8 quake zone

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April 2016 ECUADORA powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude struck off Ecuador’s disaster-stricken coast on Thursday, as survivors of an earlier deadly quake that killed 587 people clamored for food, water and medicine in parts of the disaster zone. The latest quake hit about 100 km (62 miles) north-northwest of Portoviejo and at a depth of 10 km (six miles), said the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage and there was no tsunami warning. President Rafael Correa said on Twitter that three aftershocks were registered on Thursday night, adding “have strength!” Saturday’s deadly quake was a massive 7.8 magnitude.
“We’re trying to survive. We need food,” said Galo Garcia, a 65-year-old lawyer as he waited in line for water from a truck in beachside village of San Jacinto. “There’s nothing in the shops. We’re eating the vegetables we grow.” A crowd nearby chanted, “We want food.” Correa’s socialist government, facing a mammoth rebuilding task at a time of greatly reduced oil revenues in the OPEC nation, said there was no lack of supplies, just problems with distribution that should be quickly resolved. The government quickly moved supplies to the main towns and set up shelters for more than 25,000 people in soccer stadiums and airports, but shattered roads have impeded the operation.
On streets near Pedernales, one of the worst-hit towns, children from rural areas held signs begging for food. Many people left villages to seek help, and those who stayed behind felt the pinch. “All of us here have been marginalized. The others are receiving things, but we’re not,” said Darwin Gachila, 33, as he cradled his baby daughter, flanked by his wife and two other children in the small village of Cojimies. A government official at a food storage point outside the town of Pedernales asked a supplicant, Jose Gregorio Basulor, 55, to stay calm. “I can be patient but not the children!” he shouted back. “They are crying.” –CNBC

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12 Responses to Magnitude 6 earthquake hits Ecuador, close to weekend’s 7.8 quake zone

  1. Terrible Alvin.. My heart is with these people. But we knew Mother Earth was moving … Thank you for the updates

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  2. Wiseguy says:

    Alvin, again, can’t thanks you enough to enlightening me and my friends on your site for so many years, it’s good to see I’m not alone and not crazy seeing all those changes. We’re seeing a lot of volcanoes erupting right now, do you think there are as many or more erupting underwater ?

    Thanks again my friend😉

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  3. Every home should have a bug out bag, easy to grab with emergency Food and portable H2O filter if possible; containing a manual can opener, tarp, matches and needed medical supplies.

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  4. Clint Hunter says:

    = expect shaking @ least until the Panama Seaway reopens itself clear threw between the oceans , if not before the South Mid-Atlantic Mega subduction breaks free from what can be projected from very old data

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  5. maidservantofyahweh says:

    Alvin, is this normal that those higher magnitudes jolt the same area? Japan had stronger aftershocks as well.
    You have watched the changes for years and might have an answer for the question.
    I think Yellow Bird has kept an eye on earthquakes for a long time too, maybe she would know as well.
    Have been watching the IRIS seismic monitor now for over 3 weeks daily, and the dots keep piling up in the same areas (Vanuatu, Japan, Ecuador), but nothing on the West – isn’t that odd?

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  6. Dennis E. says:

    4 more earthquakes today in this area, after shocks I would think.
    Also saw an article that people who are involved in earth studies and changes are baffled about the sudden increase in volcanic and earthquake action currently on going in the ring of fire.

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  7. Dennis E. says:

    Two more rivers disappear overnight in sinkholes in Veracruz, Mexico. saw this on strangsounds.org.

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