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 United States is meeting this threat with strength and resolve. In recent weeks, we have increased intelligence resources devoted to the threat and sent U.S. personnel to assess the situation on the ground.
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.