Situation Report:  Ecuador Earthquake, April 2016

Situation Report – (period covered: 17-21 April 2016)

Prepared by: Humanity Road / Animals in Disaster     Follow: @Humanityroad / @Disasteranimals / @jAIDdog 

Situation Overview

Background

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on the central coast of Ecuador on 16 April 2016 at 23:58:37 (UTC), 6:58pm ECT.  The epicenter was 16 miles SSE of the town of Muisne.  As of 17:00 on 17 April, 246 people have died and over 2,557 have been injured (source).  A state of emergency has been declared in 6 provinces: Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Manabi, Santa Elena, Guayas and Santo Domingo.  According to the Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos Situation Report No. 31 of 21 April:  570 people have died, 155 are missing, 7015 people have been injured, 25,362 people are in shelters, 1125 buildings have been destroyed and 829 damaged, and 281 schools have been affected. (source)   Map credits Wikimedia Commons

Significant Updates (most recent first)

21 April:

  • Humanity Road has published its second special regional report of impacts with information on medical, hospitals and other special highlights. This report is available for download as pdf or to view view online here.
  • Highlights include a new 3W report in progress by StandbyTaskForce (source)

19 April:

  • Humanity Road has published a special regional report of impacts. This report  is available for download as pdf or to view online here. Below are two selected highlights from Manabi Province and Guayas Province….
  • Manabi Province
  • Manta, Portoviejo, Bahía de Caraquez, San Vicente, Canoa, San Isidro are running out of food rations.(source)
  • San Vicente Canton: Parish of Canoa (pop 6,887). Mayor reports 90% of homes destroyed many injured people, people trapped in the rubble. Mayor reports 43 people have been rescued. Immediate need for food water tents (source)
  • Sucre Canton: We have no water. The line pipe which supplies five cantons has been completely disrupted," says BBC July Hidalgo, councilor of the canton Sucre, sheltering Caraquez Bay. (source)
  • Guayas Province
  • Guayaquil: Via Jaime Nebot “We will soon deliver two water purification plants. We will continue to report” (source)

17 April:

  • Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos Situation Report, 17 April 2015, 17:30.
  • Updated statistics VP @JorgeGlas advises that at the moment there are 2527 injured and 246 deaths (source)
  • Preliminary data Sunday morning from the Ecuador’s National Secretariat for Risk Management (SNDGR): 233 people have died, 1,577 have been injured, 25 people have sought shelter in emergency collective centres, 269 buildings have been destroyed, and 89 others have been affected.  The Ecuadorian Red Cross estimates that the numbers of affected people could reach up to 70,000 and 100,000 and with 3,000 to 5,000 needing emergency shelter.  Some cities lost their electricity, but it is in the process of being restored. (source)
  • A national state of emergency has been declared, and the national emergency operations center (EOC) has been activated.  The ECU 911 system has been activated.  The military, the national police, and the Ministry of Transportation and Public Works have been activated. (source)
  • USAR Teams:
  • USARs team from Venezuela arrived in Manabi (source)
  • Grupo USAR El Salvador is sending 2 teams to Ecuador.  One team is deploying Sunday night, the other is deploying Monday. (source)
  • USAR Team "Los Topos" from Mexico is deploying to Ecuador. (source)
  • El Sistema Nacional de Operaciones de Bomberos de Chile (USAR team from Chile) is deploying to Ecuador Sunday night. (source)
  • USAR teams from the Red Cross Societies of Mexico and Costa Rica are on standby. (source)
  • Some of the most affected towns include Pedernales, Portoviejo, and Manta in Manabi Province, and Guayaquil in Guayas Province.
  • Hospital del Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social (IESS) in Manta has collapsed.  Most of the patients were evacuated, but 5 died.  The most serious patients have been sent to Hospital Carlos Andrade Marín.  The hospital generator is offline. (source)
  • Hospital de Chone in Manabi has been damaged.  Patients are being treated in the parking lot. (source)
  • Eloy Alfaro International Airport in Manta, Manabi Province is closed.  A control tower and a passenger terminal have collapsed.  General Ulpiano Paez Airport in Salinas, Santa Elena Province had been damaged; the lighting system is out.  The Carlos Concha Torres International Airport in Esmeraldas has damage to the control tower, infrastructure, and lighting. (source)
  • Esperanza Canina, a dog rescue center in Manta, has been destroyed. (source)
  • A large number of inmates escaped from El Rodeo Prison in Portoviejo after the earthquake caused a wall to collapse.  An operation is underway to recapture them. (source) (source)

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 National Links

Presidencia de la República del Ecuador - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Ministerio Coordinador de Seguridad Ecuador - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Ministerio de Salud Pública - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Ministerio de Educación - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Ministerio de Electricidad y Energía Renovable - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Dirección General de Aviación Civil - Website, Twitter

Humanitarian Information Network
for Latin America and the Caribbean-
Website,Twitter

Regional and Local Links

A state of emergency has been declared in 6 provinces: Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Manabi, Santa Elena, Guayas and Santo Domingo.

Prefectura de la Esmeraldas 

Prefectura de Los Ríos - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Provincial de Manabí - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Provincial de Santa Elena - Website

La Prefectura Guayas - Website, Twitter

Provincial Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas - Website, Twitter

Impacted Areas:

  • Pedernales, Manabi Province - (46,876 population as of 2001).  Unconfirmed reports of looting, dozens of buildings flattened and trapping people. (source)  Unconfirmed reports of streets blocked due to collapsed buildings and 2 landslides. (source)
  • Portoviejo, Manabi Province -  (223,086 population as of 2010)
  • Manta, Manabi Province - (217,553 as of 2010)
  • Guayaquil, Guayas Province - (3,500,000 city; 5,000,000 metro)

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Phone Numbers

911 - emergencies

Information Hotlines and Websites:

Reunification Numbers and Websites

Information for Foreign Visitors in Ecuador:

  • List of Embassies in Ecuador
  • United States: US citizens who need help can contact the US Consulate General GYE at 04-371-7000 or the US Embassy in Quito at 02-398-5200. (source)
  • Venezuela:  Embassy of Venezuela in Ecuador: Tel: 0994525289
  • UK: British Embassy +593 2 2970 800

Maps/Situational Awareness

USGS Map of 7.8 Earthquake

Interactive map of populated locations

Shelters

Hospitals

Status of Hospitals:

17 April:

  • Hospital del Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social (IESS) in Manta has collapsed.  It is one of the primary medical facilities in Manabi, has 120 beds, and was at 80% capacity.  Most of the patients were evacuated, but 5 died.  Medical personnel have flown in from Quito to help, and 15 ambulances are transporting people to Quito and Guayaquila.  The most serious patients have been sent to Hospital Carlos Andrade Marín.  The hospital generator is offline. (source)
  • Hospital de Chone in Manabi has been damaged.  Patients are being treated in the parking lot. (source)
  • The hospital in Portoviejo is receiving patients with fractures and other trauma. (source)
  • Move patients from Solca and Naval Hospital in Guayaquil  (source)

Health Volunteers and Medical Teams:

17 April:

  • Mobile hospitals are expected to arrive today in Pedernales and Portoviejo. (source)
  • Health volunteers are asked to contact the Ministry of Health @Salud_EC.  They are coordinating health needs. (source)
  • The Colombian Red Cross Society is sending a medical team with 2 doctors, nurses, and supplies. (source)

Hospital Locations:

  • List of hospitals from the US Embassy in Ecuador. (source)
  • Hospitals in Guayaquil. (source)

Urgent Needs & Relief

Reported Needs and Collection Sites:

17 April:

  • Needs in Esmeraldas and Manabí. (source)
  • Needs and where to donate. (source)
  • Collection sites in Zone 7 Loja, Zone 8 Guayaquil, Zone 9 Quito. (source)
  • Blood donation building and medical construction material (source)

Vulnerable Populations

Protection and self-protection information for people with disabilities. (source)

Schools

Damaged Schools:

Information on Suspensions:

17 April:

  • Classes have been suspended in the 6 provinces in a state of emergency: Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Manabi, Santa Elena, Guayas and Santo Domingo. (source)

Airports

Flights and Airport Status:

17 April:

  • Eloy Alfaro International Airport in Manta, Manabi Province is closed.  A control tower and a passenger terminal have collapsed (source)
  • Aeropuerto General Ulpiano Paez in Salinas, Santa Elena Province has been damaged.  The lighting system is not working. (source)
  • Carlos Concha Torres International Airport in Esmeraldas has been damaged.  There is damage to the control tower and infrastructure and the lighting system is out. (source)
  • Airports in Guayaquil and Quito are operational. (source)
  • Avianca Airlines flights to Quito are operating normally.  Flights to Manta are pending the reopening of the airport. (source)

Airports:

Roads, Bridges

Status:

17 April:

  • A landslide has blocked the road to Guangomalag in the canton of Sigchos in Cotopaxi Province. (source)
  • Update on closed roads in Regions 2, 4, 5.  17 April, 14:30. (source)
  • Closed roads in Regions 2, 4, 5.  17 April, 10:30. (source)
  • All toll roads in Guayas are free until 23:00 today. (source)

Communications

Status of Communication Networks

17 April:

  • Communication Networks affected: (source)
  • National - minor outages
  • Guayas - minor outages
  • Manabi Province:
  • 71.1% of Claro’s network has been affected
  • 80% of Movi’s network has been affected.
  • 59% of CNT’s network has been affected.
  • Esmeraldas Province:
  • 10.2% of Claro’s network affected.
  • 6% of Movi’s network affected.
  • 17% of CNT’s network affected
  • Movi has 2 base stations in Manta.  Damage is not known. (source)  
  • All mobile operators have opened free text messages in the provinces of #Manabi and #Esmeraldas (source)
  • Para tener en cuenta, @Skype anuncia servicio de llamadas gratis por (Skype calls to landlines and mobile phones are free for the next few days). (source)

Amatuer Radio: Search & Recue, Emergeny Ops on HF at 7.060mHz. Operators are asked to remain clear from the frequency unless actively participating in operations. (source)

Utilities (Water, Electricity, Gas)

Water Status:

17 April:

  • The water supply in Esmeraldas was interrupted due to lack of power.  Tankers are providing water in parts of the province. (source)  
  • Water is being provided in Muisne via tankers. (source)
  • There is an absence of water in central and northern Manabi. (source)
  • Water tankers are being moved into Pedernales. (source)
  • A mobile water treatment system is being used in Portoviejo. (source)
  • The water #megaconstruction has no structural damage and functioning normally (source)

Electricity Status:

17 April:

  • Most towns affected by power outages are in Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces. (source)

16 April:

  • No power in the city of Manta. (source)

Red Cross

International Federation of the Red Cross & Red Crescent

  • 17 April Information Bulletin
  • The IFRC disaster management coordinator for South America has deployed to Ecuador. (source)
  • The American Red Cross has technical staff (IT) and a shelter specialist on standby to deploy.  The Canadian Red Cross has offered to provide a Health Emergency Response Unit. The Norwegian Red Cross has offered support for water and sanitation. (source)

Cruz Roja Ecuador:

Website, Twitter, Facebook, Google+

Address:  Sede Central: Antonio Elizalde E4-31 y Av. Gran Colombia, 17-01-2119, Quito, Ecuador.  Tel: +593 2-258-2482.  Email: comunicacion@cruzroja.org.ec 

Pictures and Videos

17 April:

Facebook

Facebook Accounts of Interest

Presidencia de la República del Ecuador

Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos

Ministerio Coordinador de Seguridad Ecuador

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional

Ministerio de Salud Pública

Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información

Ministerio de Educación

Ministerio de Electricidad y Energía Renovable

Prefectura de Los Ríos

Gobierno de Provincial Manabí

Twitter

Hashtags:

Official event hashtag: #EcuadorEarthquake, #EcuadorQuake

(Spanish) #FuerzaEcuador, #SismoEcuador

Other important hashtags: #Ecuador, #sismo, #terremoto, #temblor, #DesaparecidosEC (missing people)

Location Hashtags: #Manabi, #Esmeraldas, #Guayas

 

Twitter Accounts of Interest

@Riesgos_Ec - Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos (Secretariat of Risk Management)

@Presidencia_Ec - President’s Office

@MashiRafael - President of Ecuador

@Vice_Ec - Vice President’s Office

@JorgeGlas - Vice President of Ecuador

@cruzrojaecuador (Ecuador Red Cross)  

@ECU911_ - Servicio Integrado de Seguridad-ECU911 Ecuador

@ECU911Quito - Coordinación Zonal 2 y 9 del SIS ECU 911

@Seguridad_Ec - Ministry of Security

@DefensaEc - Ministry of Defense

@FFAAEcuador - Comando Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas (Joint Command of Armed Forces)

@Telecom_Ec - Ministry of Telecommunications & Information

@Salud_Ec (Public Health Service)

@Educacion_Ec - Ministry of Education

@EnergiaEc - Ministry of Energy

@dgac_ecuador - Dirección General de Aviación Civil (Civil Aviation Department)

@PoliciaEcuador (Ecuador Police)

@BomberosEcuador - Fire Department

@GADManabi - Gobierno Prov Manabi

@PrefecturaLR - Prefectura de Los Rios

@PrefecturGuayas - La Prefectura Guayas

@GADTsachilas - Provincial Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas

@radiopublicaEc (Ecuador Public Radio)

@EcuadorTV (Public Television)

@Elcomerciocom - El Comercio (news)  

@EstrategicosEc - Coordinator Ministry of Strategic Sectors Ecuador

@ChicasKandela-Entertainment group listing affected areas

Traditional Media and Blogs

Television

Online TV stations, via streema.com (source)

Online TV stations, via squidtv.net (source)

Radio

Radio stations in Ecuador (source)

Online radio stations (source)

Online radio stations (source)

Animals in Disaster

Status of Animal Shelters:

19 April:
Esperanza Canina, needs to rent a van.  Needs a driver to transport the dogs to Guayaquil. No way to deposit donations to their accounts because “there are no banks.”  (source)

17 April:

  • Esperanza Canina, a dog rescue center in Manta, has been destroyed.  Some dogs were lost but others escaped.  Veterinarians from Quito are deploying to help. Donations of food, medicine, and other supplies are being collected. (source)

                                             

Volunteers Reporting

Judi, Paras, Najeeb, Daven, Aline, Katelyn, Joshua, Cindy, Chris, Cat, George, Christoph