Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador: Are They Connected? - Parhlo

Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador: Are They Connected?

A 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador’s Pacific coast on Saturday, injuring 2,500 people and over 200 reported dead so far.

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The search for possible survivors continues with funerals being held for the people in two of the towns the earthquake hit the most. The shaken President Rafael Correa said the cost of reparations would be billions of dollars”, and that it was the biggest tragedy to hit Ecuador in 7 years.

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Western Ecuador experienced a number of strong aftershocks on Monday, the largest of which was at the magnitude of 5.1.

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Prior to the earthquake in Ecuador, at least 32 people died in the Kyushu earthquake, according to Japan’s disaster management office.

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The magnitude of a 7.0 earthquake hit early Saturday, being the latest earthquake which had followed Thursday’s 6.2. quake that had rattled the area two days earlier, killing nine people.

 

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Are the earthquakes related?

It’s too early to tell, said Paul Caruso, from the U.S. Geological Survey. It’s one day after the Ecuador earthquake and two days after the Japanese earthquake, so no real research has been done on these quakes as far as they’re being connected,” said the geophysicist.

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 The Ecuador earthquake was almost 16 times stronger than the Saturday morning quake in Japan.

Our prayers go out to the people of Ecuador and Japan. 

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