A powerful aftershock has rattled Ecuador, just days after 587 people were killed by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The latest quake, measured at magnitude 6, struck about 60 miles (100km) from Portoviejo and at a depth of 6 miles (10km). There has been no immediate word on injuries or damage. It comes after three aftershocks were registered on Thursday night.
We’re trying to survive. We need food. There’s nothing in the shops. We’re eating the vegetables we grow
Lawyer Galo Garcia, queuing for water from a lorry in the village of San Jacinto
The official death toll from Saturday’s quake has been rising, with scores of people still missing. Dozens of foreign aid workers and experts have arrived in the area and 14,000 security personnel have been keeping order amid fears of looting. There have been appeals for calm amid fears of a water shortage and difficulties of getting emergency supplies to remote areas because of damage to roads. President Rafael Correa has estimated the damage at between $2bn and $3bn.
I can be patient. But not the children! They are crying
Father Jose Gregorio Basulor at a food distribution point near Pedernales