Are There Hurricanes or Earthquakes in Ecuador?


Ecuador sits on the Ring of Fire, a stretch of shifting tectonic plates in South America. These shifting tectonic plates cause volcanic eruptions as well as earthquakes.

More so than hurricanes, an intense weather pattern called El Niño wreaks havoc on Ecuador. El Niño warms the water of the Pacific, and brings heavy rainfall and floods to Ecuador. This weather pattern disrupts the economy, especially in coastal cities.