April 2016: Ecuador Hit by Largest Earthquake in Decades
Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of April 2016.
1. Train Derails in Philadelphia 2. World Tiger Population on the Rise 3. Earthquake in Japan 4. Earthquake in Ecuador 5. Deadly Mexican Oil Explosion 6. First U.S. Zika Death
- Ecuador Hit by Largest Earthquake in Decades
- 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