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M 5.1 in Ecuador on 09 Jan 2018 00:05 UTC
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Media analysis

  • Articles: 175
  • Articles about casualties: 4 (2.3%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

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Ecuador: CONSULTORIA PARA IMPLEMENTAR LA MOVILIZACION SOCIAL Y COMUNITARIA EN EL PROYECTO BUILDING FOR IMPROVED EARTHQUAKE RESILIENCE TRAINING PROGRAM IN ECUAD
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:25:00 +0100   reliefWeb (es)

El 16 de abril de 2016, un terremoto de magnitud 7.8 golpeó a Ecuador . Los informes indican que las regiones de Manta, Pedernales y Portoviejo representaron más del 75 por ciento del total de víctimas con al menos 676 personas muertas, 16,600 personas heridas, más de 30,000 desplazados y más de 9,700 edificios destruidos.

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EL DIARIO (Portoviejo) Fuerte terremoto sacude Honduras, descartan alerta de tsunami en Ecuador
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:52:00 +0100   ecuadorinmediato (es)

Sismo fue de 7.8 grados Un fuerte terremoto de magnitud 7,8 en la escala de Richter afectó la zona del Mar Caribe entre Honduras y Cuba. Ocurrió a las 20h50 (hora local) y se generó una una alerta por tsunami en diversos sectores del Caribe. Tras el sismo, las olas podrían afectar Puerto Rico e las....

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Ecuador: Ecuador: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - January 8, 2018
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:28:00 +0100   reliefWeb (en)

SITUATION Although an upper middle-income country, Ecuador remains prone to natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes, droughts and volcanic eruptions. Extreme weather changes exacerbate these disasters and adversely impact food security and water availability.

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Simulacro de tsunami el 31 de enero en cinco provincias de Ecuador
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 07:11:00 +0100   eluniverso (es)

Para el 31 de enero se tiene previsto un simulacro de evacuación por tsunami en cinco provincias del país. Estas son: Esmeraldas, Manabí, Santa Elena (con sus tres cantones) Guayas (Playas) y Galápagos. Esta iniciativa es liderada por la Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgo (SGR) “con la finalidad de....

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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.