Sunday, May 1, 2016

Earthquake: The First Manta Visit


This past Thursday, April 28th, was our first visit to one of the towns heavily affected by the April 16th earthquake: Manta.  Manta, along with Pedernales and Portoviejo, was one of the most populous cities affected by the quake.  (I am not taking away from the destruction that has ruined many of the smaller towns, but these are the cities that are making international news.)

Manta is a city of about 225,000 residents (the exact number was hard to obtain), and is located in the northern section of Manabi province (along with Pedernales and Portoviejo).  To provide perspective, here are the locations of the points that I'll be discussing: