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La Niña is officially coming. 1,700 People Are Still Missing After Ecuador’s Earthquake. And more

La Niña is officially coming – so how will it affect weather patterns?

We’re officially on a La Niña watch. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday that it has initiated its La Niña watch after new predictions suggest it could be here as early as this fall. If it does materialize, the La Niña weather pattern would be coming on the heels of a particularly record-breaking El Niño, which NOAA forecasts will end this summer…

 

1,700 People Are Still Missing After Ecuador’s Earthquake

Rescuers search for victims buried under the rubble in Pedernales, Ecuador on April 19, 2016. At least 413 people were killed when a powerful earthquake struck Ecuador on Saturday, destroying buildings and a bridge and sending terrified residents scrambling from their homes, authorities said Sunday. / AFP / RODRIGO BUENDIA        (Photo credit should read RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rescuers search for victims buried under the rubble in Pedernales, Ecuador on April 19, 2016.
At least 413 people were killed when a powerful earthquake struck Ecuador on Saturday, destroying buildings and a bridge and sending terrified residents scrambling from their homes, authorities said Sunday. / AFP / RODRIGO BUENDIA (Photo credit should read RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Government officials in Ecuador are now reporting 525 deaths were caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck off the Pacific coast on April 16—but they fear the tally could climb much higher, since as many as 1,700 are still listed as missing, and recovery efforts have just begun. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades tore up highways and knocked down hundreds of buildings in communities along the coast. Rescuers are still hoping to find survivors amid the rubble who may have been trapped for days—more than 50 have already been rescued since Saturday…

 

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