Equateur: le bilan du séisme dépasse les 600 morts

Le bilan du tremblement de terre de magnitude 7,8 qui a frappé l'Equateur ne cesse de s'alourdir. Une semaine jour pour jour après la catastrophe, il s'établit désormais à 602 morts.
23 avr. 2016, 09:13
/ Màj. le 23 avr. 2016 à 09:16
L'Équateur continue à compter ses morts après le violent séisme qui a touché le pays.

Le nombre de blessés se monte à près de 12'500, tandis que 130 personnes sont portées disparues, ont indiqué les autorités chargées des situations d'urgence.

Jeudi soir, une puissante réplique de magnitude 6 a frappé au large des côtes, à une centaine de kilomètres au nord-nord-ouest de Portoviejo et à une profondeur de 10 km. Plus de 70 répliques ont été enregistrées entre jeudi soir et vendredi, a annoncé l'institut géologique équatorien.

 

Des milliards de dégâts

Depuis samedi dernier, on a compté 700 répliques. Les secousses se poursuivront pendant plusieurs semaines, a indiqué vendredi un responsable des services d'urgence.

Plus de 7000 bâtiments ont été détruits et plus de 26'000 personnes vivent dans des abris.

Le président Rafael Correa a estimé les dégâts à deux à trois milliards de dollars (1,7 à 2,6 milliards de francs). En conséquence, les impôts seront temporairement augmentés pour un total compris entre 650 millions et un milliard de dollars, a annoncé le gouvernement.

Volunteers search for survivors in the debris of buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Volunteers search for survivors in the debris of buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
Volunteers rescue a body from a destroyed house after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Volunteers rescue a body from a destroyed house after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
epa05263795 Two residents walk past a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263795 Two residents walk past a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
A woman cries as she stands next to house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A woman cries as she stands next to house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
epa05263884 A police officer stands among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263884 A police officer stands among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263883 A man picks up his sofa among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263883 A man picks up his sofa among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263882 People walk among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263882 People walk among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263887 People comfort each other next to the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263887 People comfort each other next to the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
A body covered by sheet lies next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A body covered by sheet lies next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
A police officer stands on debris, next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A police officer stands on debris, next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
epa05264002 Damages after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05264002 Damages after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05264008 A woman cries in the middle of the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05264008 A woman cries in the middle of the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
People search for their belongings amid the debris of their destroyed homes, after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
People search for their belongings amid the debris of their destroyed homes, after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
epa05263407 Several buildings are damaged after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016.  At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263407 Several buildings are damaged after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263406 Residents wait in the streets next to a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263406 Residents wait in the streets next to a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263412 Residents sleep in the open for fear of more tremors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016.  At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263412 Residents sleep in the open for fear of more tremors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263437 A resident rests in the open for fear of more tremors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016.  At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263437 A resident rests in the open for fear of more tremors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
Residents look for survivors in the rubble of a destroyed house sleep in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Residents look for survivors in the rubble of a destroyed house sleep in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadc
Residents react as they stand in the street after an earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Residents react as they stand in the street after an earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadc
A rescue worker searches in the rubble of a destroyed house in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A rescue worker searches in the rubble of a destroyed house in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE