On August 12, 2010, at about 6:45 a.m., an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck an area several hundred miles northeast of Cuenca. We felt it here in Cuenca. Our first earthquake!
After Jeff received an email from the Canadian embassy in Quito with steps to take to protect ourselves after an earthquake, we decided to make that list available here on the site.
Print this list and keep it somewhere handy. And make or buy an emergency kit!
Let's hope we never need this list!
Also, consider registering with your country's embassy in Quito, so that they know you're living here in Ecuador. That way, should an earthquake happen in or near Cuenca, they'll know to check up on you (yes, they do that).
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I just want to thank you both soooo much for creating this web site. I am originally from Cuenca but moved to New York 11 years ago and have not being back since. My husband and I are planning on visiting Cuenca over the Summer and this web site has helped me a lot.
When I came to the US we still had the "sucre," the bus ride cost 1,000 sucres and a pack of trident gum would cost 3,000 sucres. I am very nervous to go back, but thanks to your web site I now know what to expect.
My husband is American and Captivating Cuenca has taught him a lot about what my great city has to offer, things that I had forgotten about myself! :)
Thank You both so much! I cannot wait to visit Cuenca!!