Amid Recovery Efforts, Another 6.0 Magnitude Quake Jolts Ecuador

Another quake measuring to 6.0 magnitude, struck off the coast of Ecuador today.

Published: 22nd April 2016 11:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2016 11:43 AM   |  A+A-

Ecuador Earthquake-AP6

Rescue workers stand behind rubble after an earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador | AP


NEW DELHI: With the nation still on the path to recovery after the massive earthquake that still has the death toll ticking, another quake measuring to 6.0 magnitude, struck off the coast of Ecuador today.

This comes a week after the devastating 7.8 quake killed at least 587 people in the South American country.

“Three aftershocks, two fairly strong. An epicenter near Jama, another with its epicenter near Canoa. Keep Calm . IG staff says it's normal, and that on average should wait about ten replicas of that magnitude. Cheer up!,” Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said in a series of tweets.

There has been no immediate word on injuries or damage.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp