A collapsed hotel in Manta
Ecuador, on the opposite side of the Pacific Ocean experienced its most severe earthquake in a generation this weekend. Like Japan, it lies on the Ring Of Fire around the Pacific, but the effects if this quake will prove to be much more devastating for the people of Ecuador. Ecuador is a much poorer country than Japan and the Ecuadorians were not as prepared for this quake as the Japanese were: there was little organised response or evacuation.
Read the article below and compare the impacts of this quake with the Japanese ones;
REMEMBER: when you are comparing the effects of quakes that every one is different and the nature of the underlying geology and the local relief will effect the impact of the quake as well as the human factors. Also, the depth and magnitude of the quake are important to consider ...