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October 2016

In April 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Ecuador. It was the worst such quake for a generation, causing the loss of over 600 people. Ñan magazine followed the work of the scientists from Ecuador's Instituto Geofisico and the French Research Institute

Quito, Sunday April 17, 2016, one day after: the memory is still vivid in our minds, almost palpable. The silence of the minute after continues to echo through the streets. Phones ring and vibrate all over Ecuador, connecting call after call, and the story from

Ecuador is a scientist's paradise. From the possibility of witnessing the eruption of a volcano and measuring the earth's movements to explain tectonic displacement at a global level; to understanding the real-time evolution of species in places like Galapagos; to exploring expanses that have seldom

Three centuries ago, French travelers, geodesics-turned-mountaineers by necessity, took several years to measure a single stretch of the inter-Andean valley of current-day Ecuador. They sought to discover the true form of the planet. Crossing hills, cliffs, mountains and snow-capped peaks with Orion in view, they

Perhaps everything that is wrong with the world can be summed up in one example. Social geologist Julien Rebotier, in his work "Risk management in Ecuador" (El Riesgo y su Gestión en Ecuador) includes a simple graph to show the dynamics of a society such