Does Ecuador have earthquakes, floods, droughts, landslides and active volcanoes?

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  • Bella
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    1 decade ago
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    I don't know what you mean by land forms, but everything else you mentioned qualify as natural disasters. Ecuador has them, see examples below.

    Volcanoes (active):

    QUITO, Ecuador: A volcano in eastern Ecuador has begun spewing lava and has shot a column of ash high into the air.

    Experts at Ecuador's Geophysics Institute say the Reventador volcano's activity Monday does not pose a threat to surrounding villages or oil pipelines in the area.

    The 11,500-foot (3,485-meter) volcano last erupted in November 2002, showering the capital, Quito, with volcanic ash.

    Floods:

    BABAHOYO, Ecuador (CNN) -- At least 10 people have died and thousands have been left homeless after torrential rains inundated large parts of Ecuador, officials said Thursday.

    Authorities said the rains, which began a week ago, were the worst in a quarter century. Civil defense officials said more than 10,000 families have been affected.

    Los Ríos -- north of Guayaquil -- was the hardest hit of nine provinces affected, civil defense officials said.

    Volcanologist Pablo Palacios said that a second volcano in eastern Ecuador, Tungurahua, has also registered "a small increase" in seismic activity.

    The 16,575-foot (5,050-meter) Tungurahua has been spitting out ash and gases intermittently since late last year.

    Drought:

    Updates on Ecuador affected by the Ecuador: Drought - Feb 1997 emergency.

    Landslide 2001:

    At least 36 people have been killed in Ecuador after a landslide destroyed a hut where they had taken refuge after being stranded on a motorway.

    Earthquakes:

    QUITO, July 18 (Xinhua) -- A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador's southwestern coastal province of Guayas early Friday, injuring dozens and causing minor property damage.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Much like any other country in the world Ecuador is also subject to natural disasters.

    Some of the most recent of note is the eruption of Tungaragua on two separate occasions in the past two years. More than a few villagers near the volcano were killed. In fact, Ecuador is well known for its volcano's, much as a previous poster indicated.

    Ecuador also sits along the junction of two major tectonic plates, and has seen its share of earthquakes as well. The most severe of recent note was in 2004 when an approximately 6.6 magnitude occurred near the coastal city of manta.

    Floods are also a problem and Ecuador suffered severe floods during the beginning of 2008. The floods displaced thousands of citizens and caused food shortages and health problems.

    Because a large share of ecuador consists of tropical rain forests, landslides are always a concern, especially during the winter months where they are a common news story.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    We've been inculcated with the belief that Jesus' coming is in our future. We just don't understand what His coming was all about and its purpose. Luke 21:22 says "for these be the days of vengeance, when all that is written shall be fulfilled." So when Luke penned that, he was saying he was living in the time of the fulfillment of all Biblical prophecy. Jesus told His followers that some standing in front of Him would not die before His return. He told the High Priest that He would see His return. He told His disciples that they wouldn't finish going thru the cities of Israel before His return! He told Peter that if He wanted John to remain till His coming, why was He concerned about that? There are about 20-30 adverbs in the New Testament describing Christ's SOON return. (At hand, in a little while, will not tarry, it's the last hour, the Judge is at the door, etc.) Who do these adverbs apply to? The very first hearers and readers. When Jesus walked the earth, the Kingdom was "at hand." Jesus was manifested in "these last days." What were the last days? They were obviously living in them. It was the end of the Jewish world, the old covenant era. The signs Jesus gave to them happened between AD30-70. the historian Josephus talks of earthquakes, signs in the sky, the Tribulation (under Nero)... any signs that we see today are not prophecy related. The earth always goes thru upheavel and change, and recycles itself. Is the Kingdom of God here today if it was at hand in AD30? It certainly is! Jesus has been reigning on the throne of His invisible kingdom for centuries. satan is defeated, he no longer has the power of death -- we are restored into God's presence! Jesus crushed his head and satan bruised his heel! Ask any believer today if they are in the kingdom of God, and they will say yes. We feel His presence, don't we? This is not something believers or righteous men had under the old covenant world. If you are interested in this view of eschatology, here's a great link to help you see this objectively, without the conditioned notion we've all been brought up to believe. God bless you! "He answered them and said, 'The kingdom of God does not come with observation. Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." - Luke 17:20-21

  • 1 decade ago

    I know that it does have floods and droughts, I know that they are currently, or were recently in a drought, not sure if it was major though.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes to all the above plus it has its share of man-made disasters (see www.chevrontoxico.com)

  • 1 decade ago

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