7.8-magnitude quake hits Ecuador

Today we experienced something horrible…

We were having a dinner with Julia when everything started to shake. The walls, the ceiling, the floor, everything was shaking for ~60 seconds. We quickly left the house to see other people already standing on the streets and waiting. The cars were swinging, so as the cables hanging above the streets.

Later we found at it was a 7.8-magnitude earthquake with the epicenter near Esmeraldas, the coast of Ecuador. There is a risk of a tsunami.

Until now, 28 deads were reported. Many buildings are damaged on the coast. Fortunately, nothings serious happened here in sierra.

Here’s an article from CNN:


Here’s the twitter #hashtag to follow:


UPDATE: unfortunately, the number of dead is still increasing. Currently the number is: 587