On behalf of the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Ecuador as you celebrate the 205th anniversary of your country’s independence on August 10.
The U.S. Mission in Ecuador reminds U.S. citizens living or traveling in Ecuador that the Quito and Guayaquil areas are prone to natural disasters as the recent seismic activity in and around Quito has demonstrated. The U.S. Mission in Ecuador recommends that U.S. citizens keep themselves informed and make personal preparations in the event of a natural disaster.
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