Ecuador earthquake death toll rises to 272, strongest earthquake ever

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Rescuers pulled survivors from the rubble on Sunday after the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast.

The magnitude-7.8 quake, the strongest to hit Ecuador since 1979, was centered on Ecuador’s sparsely populated fishing ports and tourist beaches, 105 miles (170 kilometers) northwest of Quito, the capital.

The death toll rises to 272 and we don't know how much more are badly injured and can result in their death due to injuries.

The death toll from Ecuador’s powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake continues to rise.

Earlier on Sunday, Pope Francis has offered prayers for the people of Ecuador affected by the violent earthquake overnight “that caused numerous victims and great damage.

Ecuador’s earthquake is about six times stronger and has released more energy than the one in Japan a day before.

Rothery a professor of planetary geosciences at The Open University told, that bigger quakes last longer, so both the strength of the shaking and the duration contribute to the total energy.
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