The Secretariat of Risk Management (SGR for its Spanish acronym) recorded 29 people dead in the first four hours after the 7.8M earthquake of April 16, this figure rose to 654, a week after the disaster that affected 13 provinces.
This is shown in the Situation Report No. 38 prepared by the technical team of the SGR, published at 18:30 on Saturday April 23, seven days after the quake whose epicentre was in the Pedernales, Cojimies and Muisne counties.
It is precisely this last canton, in the province of Esmeraldas, the one that suffered more human casualties, although the highest number of deaths at the provincial level corresponds to Manabi.
Of the seven counties of the Green Province affected by the earthquake, Muisne records 209 fatalities, followed by Manabi counties Portoviejo (134 deaths), Pedernales (166), San Vincente (39), Sucre (29), Jama (28) Bolivar (11), El Carmen (8) Rocafuerte (6), Chone (6), Flavio Alfaro (5) and Tosagua (1).
In La Concordia and Santo Domingo, in the Tsachila province, the death toll reaches 5; just like in Guayas (Samborondón 2, Daule 2 and Guayaquil 1).