April 2016: Ecuador Hit by Largest Earthquake in Decades

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of April 2016.

Ecuador Hit by Largest Earthquake in Decades
photo shows a rift in the highway caused by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in ecuador
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chacras, Ecuador on April 16, 2016, causing widespread damage. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along the country's Pacific coast. One week later, the death toll had reached nearly 650, with more than 10,000 injured.
Photo source: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
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