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M 4.8 in Ecuador on 20 Apr 2017 11:32 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

Media coverage of this event

Media analysis

  • Articles: 87
  • Articles about casualties: 2 (2.3%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

Latest headlines


The headlines below have been automatically extracted by the Europe Media Monitor.

Mentioning 'Ecuador'

Embajador de Ecuador en Canadá presentó Cartas Credenciales []
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:47:00 +0200   ecuadorinmediato (es)

Diplomático agradeció por la ayuda de esa nación para con la situación que se vivió a causa del terremoto El Embajador del Ecuador en Canadá, Diego Stacey, presentó las Cartas Credenciales ante el Gobierno de ese país. Las credenciales fueron recibidas por el Gobernador General de Canadá, David....

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Earthquake shakes Ecuador's Amazon region, damage unclear
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:35:00 +0200   trust (en)

The quake sent people running into the streets of Quito. (Adds details on quake, background) By Alexandra Valencia. QUITO, April 18 (Reuters) - An earthquake in the Andean region shook Ecuador on Tuesday, witnesses said, sending people running into the streets in the capital of Quito a year after a deadly quake hit the country's Pacific coast.

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.