On Saturday, April 16, a M7.8 earthquake struck offshore of the west coast of northern Ecuador (11:58pm local time on Saturday, April 16). The EERI community extends its sympathy to the victims as rescue and relief work continues.
EERI is currently monitoring the situation from media reports and notes from colleagues in the impacted region as part of its Learning from Earthquakes Program.
EERI will launch an earthquake virtual clearinghouse website to archive earthquake data and post observations from this event. Information will be posted as it becomes available, so please check back frequently. For current and timely information about the earthquake, please also see the USGS event page, and the PAGER report.
Any members with information about earthquake impacts or who plan to conduct reconnaissance should contact Heidi Tremayne, EERI Program Manager.