Ecuador

Ecuador - Landslide and earthquake, update (GDACS, SNGRE, INAMHI, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 March 2022)

  • After the huge landslide occurred on 27 March in the Sayausi region (Cuenca Canton, Azuay Province, southern Ecuador), on the road between Cuenca City and Molleturo Town, the number of casualties and the reported damage has increased.

  • The National Risk and Emergency Management Service (SNGRE) reports, as of 29 March, four fatalities, ten injured people, 14 evacuated families, nine destroyed and 27 damaged houses due to the landslide event. Over the next 24 hours, more rainfall with locally heavy rainfall is forecast over most of the country, particularly in the southern Provinces. After the earthquake of 5.8M at a depth of 26 km occurred in Esmeraldas Province (northern Ecuador) on 27 March at 4.28 UTC, the number of casualties and the reported damage has increased.

  • The National Risk and Emergency Management Service (SNGRE), as of 29 March, one fatality, one injured person and a total of 1,155 affected people across the northern Esmeraldas Province, in particular in the area of the coastal town of Esmeralda.

  • In addition, the same source reports 42 destroyed houses, 243 damaged buildings and one damaged bridge across the affected area.