the Richter scale, that shook the morning of Sunday the Equator.
The hit of the Earthquake has claimed the lives of 272 people, according to everything that transmits the AFP, citing a government source, while the number of injured exceeds the 2,527.
With machinery but also with your bare hands, at least 800 rescue workers and residents of Ecuador are desperately looking for survivors in the rubble left behind by the powerful earthquake that hit the country and leveled entire cities.
The quake destroyed buildings, bridges and roads, while the residents in the areas affected are trying to ensure the necessary for the daily survival, forming queues to get water and food.
After the first vibration, recorded 189 aftershocks, mostly in the area of Î ÎµÎ´ÎµÏÎ½Î¬Î»ÎµÏ‚. More affected the coastal areas near the epicenter of the earthquake and, in particular, the Î ÎµÎ´ÎµÏÎ½Î¬Î»ÎµÏ‚, a picturesque, tourist town with beaches and palm trees. The biggest part of it has been razed to the ground. Among the victims are two men from Canada.
According to information received from local officials, “taking advantage of” the Earthquake struck, a large number of prisoners escaped from the prison of El Rodeo.
At the same time, a shocking video made the rounds of the internet, which records the size of the destruction and terror of the world. According to Reuters, this is the most powerful earthquake that has hit the country for decades, while the damage is extensive, so close to the centre of the vibration (the coast of the Pacific) and the Î“Î¿Ï…Î±Î³Î¹Î±ÎºÎ¯Î», the largest city in the country. In Guayaquil, 400 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake, a bridge fell on a car and the roads have been covered by debris.
“It was terrible, falling apart like a house of cards,” said Gallo Î’Î¬Î³Î¹Îµ, the 56 year-the guardian of a building which broke the glass and opened the walls.
“I fell on my knees and I prayed to God protects me,” he added. It is worth noting that the deadly earthquake hit the Equator soon after the two strong earthquakes that occurred since Thursday in southwest Japan, which caused the death of at least 40 people and wounding about a thousand.