Devastating M7.8 earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador on April 16 2016 – Pictures and videos

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A devastating M7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador on April 16, 2016 killing at least 233 people.

The killer quake struck just before midnight (11:58 UTC) 170 km (105.6 mi) from Quito, the capital city. 9 moderate to strong afteshocks rocked the same area. Here a large compilation of videos and pictures from social media.

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via USGS

The catastrophic earthquake in Ecuador became far more devastating Sunday, when the death toll soared to 235… And it’s expected to rise.

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Look at these cars shaking! It’s insane!

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At least 1,500 people were injured.

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A state of emergency is in effect for six provinces — Guayas, Manabi, Santo Domingo, Los Rios, Esmeraldas and Galapagos.

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Even some houses 300 miles away from the quake’s epicenter were violently shaken.

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Similar to the end of the world.

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Almost apocalyptical:

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It’s the deadliest earthquake to hit the nation since March 1987 when a 7.2-magnitude temblor killed 1,000 people.

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The tremor was centered 27 kilometers (16.8 miles) southeast of the coastal town of Muisne, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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9 moderate to strong aftershocks were registered after the main quake:

M5.4 – 34km N of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
M4.5 – 43km SW of Muisne, Ecuador
M4.8 – 34km NNE of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
M4.5 – 33km NW of Pedernales, Ecuador
M4.8 – 44km NNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
M4.5 – 46km WNW of Pedernales, Ecuador
M5.6 – 24km NE of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
M4.5 – 37km WNW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
M5.5 – 50km NW of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the capital of Quito, 173 kilometers (108 miles) from the quake epicenter.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami threat following the earthquake has “mostly passed.” An earlier warning for other nations with coastlines on the Pacific was canceled.

The magnitude-7.8 quake struck off Ecuador’s central coast on Saturday, April 16, flattening buildings and buckling highways.

Chaos in supermarket:

Bad real bad!

The terrifying moment when the earthquake struck:

Pictures from: VK1, VK2

The deadly earthquake in Ecuador follows two deadly temblors in Japan last week during which forty-one people were killed.

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