The effectual conflict betwixt Stripe and Steven Donziger for the Ecuadorean jungle continues more 30 eld astern the oil release, with neither company unsmudged. Pic: Jacob ThomasIn the Seventies and Eighties, Texaco extracted more a 1000000000 barrels of oil from the Ecuadorean rainforest but spilled an estimated 400,000. In 1993, locals filed a course litigate against the caller. That lawsuit is on-going—it’s a effectual variation of the Virago, snaky and immense, with the companionship lull scrap an Ecuadoran jurist’s record-setting $19 jillion verdict—and Read more [...]
July 15, 2013. Tungurahua volcano, located in the national park Sangay in the Ecuadorian Andes (Cordillera Real) on Sunday reiterated itself. Agency "RIA Novosti" with reference to the Latin American media reports on the evacuation of at least 200 residents living in the vicinity of the volcano.
Powerful explosion in the crater, followed by the release of gas and large rocky material and volcanic ash to a height of about four kilometers, forced the government of Ecuador declared in two central provinces of the country - Tungurahua and Chimborazo orange alert level.In a heightened state of Read more [...]
The earthquake of magnitude 7,2 happened on Thursday in the Central part of Ecuador, according to the website of the U.S. Geological survey.
Tremors were registered at 11.54 on UTC (coordinated universal time, 15.54 time. According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 139 km East from the town of Ambato. The earthquake at a depth of 186 miles.
About the victims and the extent of damage is not reported.
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Let Courageousness, Testament Batch: Ecuador's ROW Outfitters intrepid the S American whitewater Exposure: Greg Boydston/Lily-livered Dog ArtEcuadorSustain Bravery, Leave Deal: Ecuador's ROW Outfitters audacious the Southward American whitewaterA:Dorsum in 1830 when the area's creation fathers were stressful to summon with a describe for their new Andean state, they kicked about respective ideas alike "Realm of Quito" ahead choosing Ecuador (a kinda hapless choice, in our chagrin belief). Republica del Mucho Adventura credibly ne'er came up, and it wouldn't gestate Read more [...]
The earthquake of a magnitude of 5.3 happened on Saturday in the South-East of Ecuador, on the border with Peru, no injuries or damage, according to the website of the U.S. Geological survey.
Quake was recorded at 14.04 on UTC (coordinated universal time, 18.04 time. According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 265 km East of Cuenca. Its center lies at a depth of 123 kilometers.
This is already the seventh sensitive earthquake in Ecuador since the beginning of October. The country is in the Pacific area «fiery belt» where registers 85% Read more [...]
Pic: Eleonora Kolomiyets via ShutterstockGalapagosSea Lions frolicking in the GalapagosA:The Andes cutting crossbreeding Ecuador from northerly to southward, and the equator runs e to westward, which way most any clime in the earth can be establish inside the divers terrain of this Southward American nation. From ice-capped glaciers to the Virago, alpine valleys to tropic beaches, visitors looking an escapade are literally boundary to run, bicycle, or tramp into one.Cotopaxi Internal Ballpark, the about visited ballpark in Ecuador, is an hr and a one-half southward of the metropolis Read more [...]
Morta, Eight destroyed and dilapidated residential buildings and the damage caused to the property of residents and waterfront island Jambeli, in the province of El Oro. Economic losses amounting to USD 40 thousand, as a result of damage of the twelve under construction and repairing of ships at the shipyard in the suburbs of Quito, in the province of Manabi.Waves flooded the promenade and the Manta, causing chaos among drivers, while in Bahia was flooded area Peninsula. Flooding on the beaches of El Murcielago, Tarqui, Canoa and San Vicente, in the same province, and also damaged the embankment Read more [...]
The lack of rainfall in the province of Loja, southern Ecuador, forced the government to announce the appearance there of an emergency that results in serious harm to the crops and the cattle. Monday province lives in a special mode. The drought, which registered this month in the province of Loja, the minimum level of precipitation also affect the distribution of drinking water in the capital of the province. According to the Governor Victor Samaniego, the worst-affected areas recognized by the cantons Zapotillo, Macara, Pindal, Celica, Puyango and Sozoranga. The Declaration of emergency will Read more [...]
Morta,specialists of the Institute of Oceanography and cartography Ecuador (Inocar) commented on by an official communication regarding the strange rainbow circle around the Sun, observed last Tuesday, the residents of the city of Lima (Peru) and the southern part of the coast of Ecuador and caused considerable concern in view of the recent explosions at a nuclear power plant in Japan after the earthquake last Friday.Experts believe that this phenomenon is due to an optical illusion caused by the presence of a significant number of particles of moisture in the air, which, falling into the Read more [...]
on April 16. At approximately 15:00 overpass in the Metropolitan area Y, in the North of Quito, was almost completely flooded by heavy rain that hit today at the city. Hail and rain, which lasted about an hour, destroyed the sewage system in the area of streets Brasil, Shyris, 10 de Agosto, Amazonas, Rio Coca, 6 de Diciembre, Naciones Unidas. The water level reached about two meters in height, so that the water trap were passengers of the two trolley buses, taxi and truck - only about 150 people.
The despair of people who realized that they could not escape, and their life is in danger, defies Read more [...]
April 20,,The rain intensified in Ecuador and they suffer more and more cities and provinces of the country. In the Canton of Guaranda (Bolivar province) was destroyed Sewerage and inundated ten houses, residents were evacuated.
Landslide gorge Mullo caused traffic problems on the road leading to this settlement, and destroyed one of the residential buildings. At the same time in San Jose de Chimbo rainfall resulted in several landslides which destroyed four houses partially.
The first meltdown was registered about 23:00 on Monday. The inhabitants of the four houses remained no more than Read more [...]
The sudden plume of ash was registered yesterday from the crater of the volcano Tungurahua, located in the heart of the Andean mountain range in Ecuador. Up to this point the last four months of the colossus, 5 016 meters above sea level, were in a state of relative calm, as reported by the experts of the National geophysical Institute (IG). The phenomenon was registered on Wednesday night, the emission of a cloud of gas and ash that reached a three-kilometer height from the level of the crater. Under the influence of winds, this cloud went to the South-West of the mountain, there was a fall Read more [...]
The next period of activity of the Tungurahua volcano, located in the Central Andes, South of the capital of Ecuador, which began last Wednesday, affects the direction of movement of air transport in the country. A column of ash emitted from the crater of the volcano, reaches 12 km in height and this forced the civil aviation authority to change the routes departing from the capital to the South of the country. The aircraft, following the route Quito-Cuenca, must deviate from a straight line in the direction of the coast or towards the Amazon. However, as reported by the Secretary of emergencies Read more [...]
Pic: Tui De Roy THE Flying FROM MIAMI TO Guayaquil, Ecuador, is jam-packed with tourists headed to the Galápagos and elegantly attired Ecuadorans reverting from shopping trips. Judgement by these passengers, Ecuador looks to be a prospering capitalistic order. The char posing succeeding to me, who's leaving backbone domicile to the southerly metropolis of Cuenca with her teen girl, asks me to assistance them strength a great moldable bucketful nether the ass. I ask what's in it: tokens for television games. But Guayaquil, the largest metropolis in Ecuador and the Read more [...]
2 August. Prolonged heavy rain, accompanied by flashes of lightning that erupted over Quito yesterday evening till late at night, caused flooding in several parts of the city. Residents of the capital of Ecuador also complained about the bone-penetrating cold of the last weeks and even months in the mountainous part of the country a similar phenomenon in the evenings and at night has become normal. Capital international airport Mariscal Sucre an hour (18:00 to 19:00) has suspended its operations, eliminating peaks and landing. Premises airline Aerogal were flooded - the water level rose by 40 cm
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on August 18. A strong storm, accompanied by hail and snow, took place today in the evening over the capital of Ecuador, located near the equator line. In the height of summer snow with rain for about an hour, was registered across the city, located in the heart of the Andes at a height of 2 600-2, 800 metres above sea level. The inhabitants of Quito reported that the observed intense flashes of lightning, and precipitation was accompanied by strong wind gusts. A few lightning strikes have damaged power lines, and the thunder shook the glass in the houses. The bad weather has caused a delay in Read more [...]
on August 22. More than 200 families in the city of Nueva Loja, the capital of the province of sucumbíos, suffered severe thunderstorms, accompanied by gusts of wind, which broke out in the night from Saturday to Sunday in this part of Ecuador. Most of the damage caused to the North of the city, where the roofs of residential buildings were torn by the wind, resulting in scores of families were literally under the open sky.
Citizens have experienced moments of panic and horror, watching as under the influence of an inexorable element zinc sheets, billboards and trees flew through the air. During Read more [...]
on October 29. Despite the statement from the leadership of the National geophysical Institute that morning earthquake in the capital of Ecuador will not have replicas, at approximately 15:45 were registered new earthquake in the vicinity of Guayaquil.
According to a recent report geophysicists, the epicenter of the new impetus was 16 km to the East from the village of Triunfo, at a depth of about 10 km earthquake was 4.6 points on the Richter scale. According to reports in social networks, this new impetus felt residents of several nearby cities located in the South of Ecuador, such as Milagro Read more [...]
on 5 November. Forest fire affected 600 hectares of forest on the slopes of the volcano Imbabura located in the mountain chain in the North of Ecuador, according to the national police.
Captain Mauricio Valladares reported that the fire, which began at noon yesterday, is controlled completely through the work of the Operational Committee of emergency situations of this province, launched today. The fire damaged gorge Valadares separating settlements Atuntaqui and Otavalo, however, the area is sparsely populated and risk to local residents there.
Imbabura - extinct volcano 4 610 meters above sea Read more [...]
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