Monday, April 18, 2016

Pray for Ecuador, Thank You

Hello sweet friends!

Ecuador needs lots of prayers as most of you know this past Saturday night there was a horrible earthquake in the coastal region of Manta-Ecuador.

Thank God nothing happened to the Andean region which is where we live. We are fortunate that our DD Sofia is well too, although she lives in the outskirts suburbs, half hour from main big city-Port of Guayaquil.

Please pray for the families that have lost loved ones and the survivers that are suffering so and have lost it all.

Thank you so much for your prayers, as I know some of you are already doing it.

Love always,

Poster of the Coastal Ecuador Earthquake of 16 April 2016 - Magnitude 7.8

Tectonic Summary

The April 16, 2016 M 7.8 earthquake, offshore of the west coast of northern Ecuador, occurred as the result of shallow thrust faulting on or near the plate boundary between the Nazca and Pacific plates. At the location of the earthquake, the Nazca plate subducts eastward beneath the South America plate at a velocity of 61 mm/yr. The location and mechanism of the earthquake are consistent with slip on the primary plate boundary interface, or megathrust, between these two major plates. Subduction along the Ecuador Trench to the west of Ecuador, and the Peru-Chile Trench further south, has led to uplift of the Andes mountain range and has produced some of the largest earthquakes in the world, including the largest earthquake on record, the 1960 M 9.5 earthquake in southern Chile.
While commonly plotted as points on maps, earthquakes of this size are more appropriately described as slip over a larger fault area. Events of the size of the April 16, 2016 earthquake are typically about 160x60 km in size (length x width).
Ecuador has a history of large subduction zone related earthquakes. Seven magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes have occurred within 250 km of this event since 1900. On May 14th, 1942, a M 7.8 earthquake occurred 43 km south of this April 16th, 2016 event. On January 31st, 1906 a M 8.3 earthquake (reportedly as large as M 8.8 in some sources) nucleated on the subduction zone interface 90 km to the northeast of the April 2016 event, and ruptured over a length of approximately 400-500 km, resulting in a damaging tsunami that caused in the region of 500-1,500 fatalities. The April 2016 earthquake is at the southern end of the approximate rupture area of the 1906 event. A shallow, upper crustal M 7.2 earthquake 240 km east of the April 2016 event on March 6th, 1987 resulted in approximately 1,000 fatalities.
Earthquake Report


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Vel Criste said...

OMG Fabby, I am praying for Ecuador and all of you! Glad you are all safe....

LaCocinanta said...

Pense en usted cuando me enteré de la mala noticia, tambien en las familias de los ecuatorianos que conozco que viven aqui, cuenten con el envío de todas nuestras energias alegra saber que su familia esta bien

Pamela Gordon said...

Dear Fabby, I was thinking of you and your family today when I heard about the terrible earthquake there and am glad you know you are safe and unharmed. How terrible for those who have lost loved ones and property. There were two Canadians killed in it. My heart goes out to all connected in any way. Blessings to you. xx Pam

Linda said...

Oh, my!!! Yes, prayers for all those affected!!!

Babs R said...

Fabby, Sending prayers for Ecuador and all the families involved in the terrible earthquake. Glad that you and your family are ok.
XO Babs

Pondside said...

You know that I am doing thinking of you and holding you and yours in prayer. I pray too for the people in the affected coastal region. What hardship and uncertainty they face.

Bernideen said...

Dear Fabby:
Yes, I did pray - please be safe!

Deborah Montgomery said...

I am praying Fabby. So glad you and your family are okay. Blessings to you.

Pat Cantwell said...

As soon as I saw this devastating even on our news, I thought of you,d ear friend!
Yes! I'm praying for those afflicted by the Earthquake!

Jolene said...

I am glad you are safe and your DD. Prayers to all the families going through this tragic time.

Scribbler said...

You and your family have been in my thoughts ever since I saw this on the news. I am so glad you are all safe. My continued best thoughts for you and your loved ones during this cataclysmic time.

Barbara F. said...

Keeping you and your country in my thoughts and prayers. Happy to hear you and Sofia are safe. 🙏

Anonymous said...

Thanks Fabby for the update, of course will continue to pray.

God bless

Rosemary-Thyme said...

Dios mio Fabby, que horror. Gracias a Dios que tu y tu familia estan bien. Pero que triste lo que pasa en Ecuador. Llora antenna los hojos de Dios. Mis oraciones y bendiciones para to do en Ecuador.

Un abrazo fuerte querida amiga. Fe y fuerza para todos.


Dolores said...

I'm so happy to hear that you and your family are safe! I've been thinking and praying for you and your country!!
Love you.

Pam Richardson said...

Prayers for Ecuador! So glad you are safe! Hugs!
Pam @ Everyday Living

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Fabby, I am praying for Ecuador and all of you! Glad you are safe. Keep us posted.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Fabby: I am so glad you and your family are all ok. I will pray for Ecuador: the people are enduring so much suffering. Blessings to you and your family. Hugs, Martha

Anonymous said...

Fabby, gracias a Dios que tu y tu familia están bien. Estaba pensando en ti. Que terrible tragedia para nuestro país. Mi familia en Guayaquil toda se reportó a salvo por FB pero sí se llevaron tremendo susto. Mis oraciones para el Ecuador y para todos mis compatriotas.

Creations By Cindy said...

Fabby, prayers has been abounding my friend. Our church prayed for all as well. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Miva said...


Dianne said...

So glad to know you and your family is safe. Will certainly be praying. Dianne

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Sure, those people affected by this horrible natural disaster, are in our thoughts and prayers!
Sending you hugs and blessings.