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Earthquakes are a part of living in Ecuador: What you need to know

This is a super useful chart. Memorize it. Hearing the word “earthquake” can send locals running to the streets for safety. They also feel tremors that I don’t notice. Earthquakes occur almost every day (several a day!) but they’re not severe enough to feel. Ecuador lies above the destructive plate boundary where the Nazca Plate is subducting beneath the South American Plate. Ecuador

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