Earthquake in Ecuador 

This item appears on page 20 of the June 2016 issue.

An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck northwestern Ecuador near the city of Portoviejo on April 16, killing at least 650 people and injuring about 16,600. Nearly 7,000 buildings were destroyed, and roads were damaged as well. More than a thousand aftershocks were measured. It was the worst tragedy to hit the country in nearly 60 years.