Ecuador Earthquake, Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Rocks Ecuador, Leaves 1 Dead

A rider with scales sits upon a black horse. This depiction is represenative of a scarcity of food and famine.


Leah NY – May 22, 2016

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit Ecuador on Wednesday at around 3am. Later that day a magnitude 6.8 tremor followed leaving one person dead and 85 others injured.

Don Juan is still in the process of recovering from last month’s devastating catastrophe that took 654 lives, injured more than 4,000 people and left 30,000 homeless.

“Several large aftershocks a month out is not that unusual after a 7.8 quake,” said John Bellini of the U.S. Geological Survey. “You don’t see a lot of them, but they do happen,” he added, according to CNN.