Ecuador earthquake - situation overview

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A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador on 16 April 2016, at 7pm local time. Over 230 casualties have already been reported and more than 1,500 injured. As rescue teams search for victims, these numbers continue to rise. Ecuadorian Red Cross estimates that up to 100,000 people could have be affected, with 5,000 requiring emergency shelters. The Government of Ecuador has not officially requested international assistance. The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) is monitoring the situation and supporting coordination amongst partners.


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