235 dead after 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits near Ecuador’s coast – where will the next big quake strike?

The Extinction Protocol

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April 2016ECUADORA 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Ecuador’s coast Saturday, leaving at least 235 people dead and 1,500 wounded after causing buildings to shake in cities more than 100 miles away and collapsing an overpass, authorities and witnesses said. The Ecuadorian earthquake was 6 times stronger than the 7+ magnitude earthquake that recently struck the southern island of Japan. The temblor struck just before 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET) with an epicenter 16 miles south-southeast of the coastal town of Muisne, located on the country’s northwestern coast, the U.S. National Geological Survey said. The quake was recorded at a depth of about 12 miles. Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas said 28 people were killed according to initial information.
“Based on preliminary information, there are 16 people dead in the city of Portoviejo, 10 in Manta and two in the province of Guayas,” Glas in…

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