M6.7, 6.8 aftershocks from April temblor jolt Ecuador anew; six hurt

May 19, 2016

M6.7, 6.8 aftershocks from April temblor jolt Ecuador anew; six hurt

Two powerful earthquakes jolted Ecuador on Wednesday, a magnitude-6.7 early morning temblor followed by a 6.8 shake around midday. The extent of damage from the second quake was not immediately clear, though President Rafael Correa announced on Twitter some areas along the coast had ...

72-year-old rescued 13 days after Ecuador quake

May 1, 2016

72-year-old rescued 13 days after Ecuador quake

Crews have rescued a 72-year-old who survived in the rubble from Ecuador’s deadly earthquake for almost two weeks, Venezuela said Saturday. A Venezuelan search team located Manuel Vasquez, who had been trapped under rubble since the 7.8-magnitude quake struck on April 16, killing 660 ...

Powerful earthquake kills at least 77 in Ecuador

Apr 17, 2016

Powerful earthquake kills at least 77 in Ecuador

The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along the country’s Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people had been killed and over ...

Ecuador volcano spews towering ash, gas plume

Mar 7, 2016

Ecuador volcano spews towering ash, gas plume

Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano has been putting on a dramatic show, spewing lava from a cauldron-like crater and launching towering clouds of ash and gas. The country’s Geophysical Institute said Sunday the column of ash reached a maximum height of about 2 miles (3 km) ...

Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

Feb 5, 2016

Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador’s embassy in London after a U.N. panel found that the antisecrecy campaigner was “arbitrarily detained.” Addressing a news conference via video link from the embassy, where he sought ...