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Information related to earthquake in Ecuador
  • On 18 May 2016, two earthquakes of magnitude 6.8 and 6.7 respectively hit the coast of Ecuador, resulting in damage and casualties.

  • On 17 April 2016, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the coast of Ecuador. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre once issued the tsunami warning for the country. The Ecuadorian authorities declared a state of emergency for six provinces. Another strong earthquake of over magnitude 6 hit off the shore of Ecuador on 20 April 2016. Dangers of aftershocks remain.

  • Hong Kong residents there should attend to personal safety, stay away from the coast and affected areas and follow the local announcements.

    Residents in Ecuador who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868 or contact the Chinese Embassy in Ecuador at consular protection hotline: (593) 999459483.

    (updated on 19 May 2016)