On 16 April 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck west of Ecuador’s northern coast. The earthquake left 350,000 people in need of assistance, killed at least 662 people and injured 4,605.? 

INFORM measures Ecuador's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be medium, at 4.3/10.? 

By mid-August, Ecuador no longer met the criteria to appear in the Global Emergency Overview. ACAPS continues to monitor the country on a weekly basis, but updates have stopped.  

Latest Developments

An ACAPS briefing note on the earthquake in Ecuador in April 2016 is available under the Special Reports tab.

Key documents



Ecuador Earthquake: Urgent Needs After One Month



Ecuador Terremoto - Informe a Tres Meses