Ecuador, Earthquake
Created: 21/04/2016 +

Overview

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador at 18:58 local time on 16 April (GMT 00:58 on 17 April). The death toll stands at 272 and is expected to rise as search efforts continue (Reuters 18/04/2016). No definite figures are available on the number of people affected, but tens of thousands of people have been affected.