Natural Disasters in Ecuador and Japan

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador in South America over the weekend, killing at least 235 people. Ecuador’s President said, “Everything can be rebuilt, but lives cannot be recovered, and that’s what hurts the most.”

Meanwhile two earthquakes hit Japan, from a 6.4 earthquake on Thursday to a 7.3 magnitude quake on Saturday. At least 41 people have been killed and numerous building have become so unsafe that people are spending another night in emergency shelters. There are 62,000 homes without electricity and 300, 000 homes have no water.


Both these natural disasters would be seen as natural evil: suffering that’s caused by nature and mankind had no part in it.


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