Ecuador Earthquake - April 2016. Japan earthquake: Minamiaso devastated. Japan earthquake: Aerial footage show damaged landscape. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Japan earthquakes: thousands of troops pour in to support survivors. Japan has sent thousands of troops to the island of Kyushu after huge earthquakes struck on Thursday and Friday, forcing more than 150,000 people into evacuation shelters, cutting off power and water to tens of thousands of homes and sparking landslides.
“In the areas worse hit, such as Minamiaso-mura, we simply don’t know how many people were buried under landslides,” Akira Ito at the Kumamoto prefecture government office told the Guardian. The number of missing is reported at between seven and 10 but that number is expected to rise. A major rescue and aid effort, including help from the US military, is underway after two earthquakes on the southern island of Kyushu killed at least 42 people and forced thousands of people to flee amid fears of further shocks and the possibility of volcanic activity sparked by the seismic shifts. Since Thursday, 500 aftershocks have been recorded. Japan has deployed 20,000 troops to help deal with the disaster. By Monday, food was getting through. Ecuador earthquake: at least 272 killed with many still trapped. Ecuador’s most devastating earthquake in 40 years has killed at least 272 people, with bridges buckling and buildings collapsing in Pacific coastal cities and fishing villages.
Authorities warned that the official death toll after the 7.8-magnitude quake was likely to rise, with many people still trapped and rescue efforts in the remote region at the epicentre of the quake hampered by landslides. More than 10,000 troops have been deployed to keep order and help with rescue operations. Venezuela and Mexico’s governments pledged specialist aid to help search teams. The earthquake struck shortly after night fell on Saturday near Muisne, in a sparsely populated area of mostly small ports and tourist villages about 100 miles from the capital, Quito.
Local officials reported deaths in the cities of Portoviejo, the Tarqui neighbourhood of Manta and Guayaquil, where at least one person died after a bridge collapsed on top of a car. “There are villages totally devastated. Japan Earthquake: Thousands Evacuated As Search For Survivors Continues. Sky's Katie Stallard Reports From The Scene Of The Second Earthquake. Desperate Search For Ecuador Quake Survivors. A national emergency has been declared in Ecuador as rescuers scramble to find survivors following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which has claimed at least 272 lives.
President Rafael Correa landed back in the country late on Sunday night to oversee the relief effort after cutting short a trip to the Vatican. He warned that the number of fatalities would "surely rise, and in a considerable way" as more than 2,000 people were injured following the strong quake and many others remain unaccounted for. Among the victims was a 33-year-old Irish nun, who died when a stairwell collapsed in the school she was working at in rural Playa Prieta. Sister Clare Crockett (right) Pic: Home of the Mother order Sister Clare Theresa Crockett, from Londonderry, was a nun in the Home of the Mother order.
It is understood she was with at least two other girls when the quake struck. "She was the last sister found," her cousin Emmet Doyle said. "She was trying to get them down the stairs and the staircase collapsed. In pictures: Japan earthquake. Japan earthquake: Rescue under way after powerful tremor. Rescue efforts are under way in south-western Japan to help victims of a powerful earthquake that hit the region a day after an earlier deadly tremor.
Some 20,000 troops are being deployed in the operation in Kyushu region after the magnitude-7.3 quake in the early hours of Saturday. At least 28 people have been killed and hundreds injured, media reports say. Dozens of people are feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. The quake on Thursday killed nine people. In pictures: Ecuador earthquake. Ecuador earthquake: Death toll rises to 233.
At least 233 people have been confirmed dead after Ecuador was hit by its most powerful earthquake in decades.
Some 10,000 troops and 3,500 police are being deployed in the affected areas, as rescue operations got under way. The magnitude-7.8 quake struck early on Saturday evening and was felt as far away as neighbouring Colombia. Coastal areas in the north-west were closest to the epicentre and officials say the death toll is likely to rise as information begins to come in. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa gave the latest death toll on his twitter feed while flying back from a visit to Italy he cut short to deal with the disaster. He has declared a state of emergency and earlier called on his country to be "calm and united" "These are very difficult moments," Ecuador's Vice-President Jorge Glas said. "We have information that there are injured people who are trapped [under rubble] in different districts and we are getting ready to rescue them.
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