Magnitude 7 8 earthquake hits Ecuador 16 April 2016. at least 238 dead. A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador's central coast on Saturday, cracking buildings and rattling homes as far away as the capital of Quito. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 16 miles south-southeast of Muisne, Ecuador, in a sparsely populated area of fishing ports popular with tourists. It had a depth of 12 miles.
In the port city of Guayaquil, an overpass collapsed on top of a car and the roof of a shopping center buckled. In Manta, the airport was closed after the control tower suffered severe damages.
President Rafael Correa called on Ecuadoreans to show strength while he and authorities monitor events.
Video & text from Andrew McLaren
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