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6.1M aftershock was felt last night in affected areas

The Geophysics Institute reported at least three aftershocks that measured more than 6 degrees on the Richter scale. The first, 6.1, occurred at 22h03: 40, in front of Bahia de Caraquez. The tremors have continued from 18h58 of Saturday, April 16. “At 22:20 a second...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016
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Insurance companies face payment orders of up to $ 850 million due to earthquake in Ecuador

  Insurance companies face damage payments orders of up to $ 850 million due to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16, said Thursday the AIR Worldwide company, which makes estimates of the costs of natural disasters. Non final figures estimate that almost...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016
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Video shows a Portoviejo family coming out of the rubble after the earthquake

Two minutes and 30 seconds lasted the escape of Andrea Barcia Rodríguez from the third floor of her home in Portoviejo after the earthquake. She led her family with the light of her cell phone, while recording the scene. This recording became a testimony of confusing images of...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016
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The Quito Hotel of the IESS was auctioned at $ 30.8 million

  The Chairman of the Board of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS), Richard Espinosa, confirmed via Twitter that the traditional Quito Hotel, which was owned by the institution, was bought by an international company through the stock exchange. The price reached...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016
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The earthquake did not weaken the Manabi industry

Although the fishing industry is of significant value for Manabi, most people is involved in farming and both activities have had no problems arising from the recent earthquake. Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing, constitute almost 38% of the economically active...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016
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Correa warns to detain those who call loudly for help

President Rafael Correa has warned at least twice during his tour yesterday through Esmeraldas, to arrest those who ask for help shouting in the streets, six days after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the coast of Ecuador and resulted in the death of about 600 people...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016
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Companies make donations and proposals

In the country, the economic recession has not halted the solidarity private companies have proven to have. The presence of the private sector has been evident not only trough the donation of money or products, but through proposals that seek to help the earthquake victims. One...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016
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The earthquake death toll rises to 587 and the number of injured people to 8,340 

In a new balance of the death toll from the earthquake that struck Ecuador last Saturday, the Risk Management Secretariat (SNGR) reports that there are 587 dead in the last report issued yesterday at 17:30. It also reports 8,340 injured and 155 missing people. The death toll...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016
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The government expects to receive up to $ 1.036 million with a new law

  The government expects to raise with a new urgent economic bill: The Supportive Contribution Act for Earthquake Victims, about $ 1,036 million, this does not include what might be recovered from the sale of state assets. This was announced by Coordinator Minister of the...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016
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Correa puts conditions on the elimination of weekly addresses broadcast: the opposition has to vote in favor of taxes

President Rafael Correa has said that if the opposition votes in favor of the last taxes proposed, he would eliminate the broadcast of weekly addresses and the Secretariat of Good Living. This is the second time of the day that Correa refers to the abolition of both. In the...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016
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