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Death Toll in Ecuador Rises to 246 After 'Strongest Quake in Decades'

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Death Toll in Ecuador Rises to 246 After 'Strongest Quake in Decades'

Post by Harry on Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:31 pm

Death Toll in Ecuador Rises to 246 After 'Strongest Quake in Decades'

By EMILY SHAPIRO
Dean Schabner
DAVID CAPLAN

Apr 17, 2016, 6:30 PM ET

A woman cries as she stands next to house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016.Dolores Ochoa/AP

WATCH Third Earthquake in Rapid Succession on 'Ring of Fire'

The death toll in Ecuador has risen to 246 after a powerful earthquake struck Saturday night off the country's central coast, President Rafael Correa said this afternoon.

There have been no reports of American citizens among the dead, U.S. State Department spokesman Nicole Thompson said today, adding that the department is still working to confirm reports of injured U.S. citizens.

PHOTO: View of a car squashed by rubble after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Portoviejo, Ecuador on April 17, 2016. JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images
View of a car squashed by rubble after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Portoviejo, Ecuador on April 17, 2016.
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Rescuers were working to reach the sparsely populated area of fishing ports and tourist beaches where the magnitude-7.8 quake was centered. The Red Cross Ecuador said more than 1,200 volunteers were already working in rescue, evacuation and first aid operations and Ecuador's Risk Management agency said 10,000 armed forces personnel were deployed to help people in the coastal areas.

Gabriel Alcivar, mayor of Pedernales, a town of 40,000 near the quake's epicenter, pleaded for officials to send earth-moving machines and emergency rescue workers as dozens of buildings in the town were flattened, trapping residents among the rubble.

"We're trying to do the most we can but there's almost nothing we can do," Alcivar told The Associated Press. "This wasn't just a house that collapsed, it was an entire town."

Ecuador's Risk Management agency said 3,500 national police and 500 firefighters had been sent to several towns. Five shelters had been set up for those evacuated from their homes.

PHOTO: A woman cries as she stands next to house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016.Dolores Ochoa/AP Photo
A woman cries as she stands next to house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016.
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Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas called the seismic event "the strongest quake we have faced in decades," adding it was the strongest quake registered in the country since 1979. The nation's armed forces and police were mobilized to keep public order, he said.

At a news conference Sunday, Glas said mobile operators opened free SMS use in the afflicted provinces of Manabi and Esmeraldas.

According to Glas, there were 55 aftershocks between magnitude 2.6 and 6.0, and because of the "shallowness" of the quake, more aftershocks were expected, similar to what was happening in Japan.

There was also a precursor quake of magnitude-4.8 11 minutes before the 7.8 earthquake.

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