Notice the difference between the impact earthquakes have in two different countries: Ecuador and Japan. Compare the consequences in each case.
Read the articles about the issue:
Japan hit by 7.3-magnitude earthquake (The Guardian)
Ecuador earthquake: at least 272 killed with many still trapped (The Guardian) The disaster in pictures
Other interesting articles to read and listening exercises to do:
Words in the news: "Record-breaking royal" (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)
News report: "Destroyed Syrian arch rises again in London" (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)