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Recovery Continues After Earthquake Kills Hundreds In Ecuador

Picture taken in one of Ecuador's worst-hit towns, Pedernales, a day after a 7.8-magnitude quake hit the country, on April 17, 2016. Rescuers in Ecuador raced to dig out victims trapped under the rubble of homes and hotels on Sunday after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed at least 246. (Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images)
Picture taken in one of Ecuador's worst-hit towns, Pedernales, a day after a 7.8-magnitude quake hit the country, on April 17, 2016. Rescuers in Ecuador raced to dig out victims trapped under the rubble of homes and hotels on Sunday after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed at least 246. (Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images)

More than 350 people were killed and many more injured by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the northwest coast of Ecuador Saturday night. President Rafael Correa cut short his visit to the Vatican and declared a state of emergency in six of the country’s 24 provinces.

The earthquake’s epicenter was near the small fishing village of Pedernales, but the quake and its aftershocks could be felt as far away as the capital Quito, as well as in the neighboring countries of Peru and Colombia.

As recovery efforts continue, officials warn of more aftershocks and say the death toll is likely to rise. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Nathan Gill, a Bloomberg reporter in Quito, Ecuador, about the earthquake.

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