Quito - (Richter Scale): The Ecuadorean corruption cheerleader issued a statement today blaming Wannabe Petroleum's oil rigs for triggering the 8.8 quake which rattled much of western Latin America today.
The fledgeling crude explorer started drilling last week on alleged seismic faultlines straddling Antarctic tectonic plates.
Today's tremor epicenter in the Chilean town of Contraception triggered a huge tsunami warning threatening the neighboring Ecuadorean tinpot dictatorship of President Rafael Correa.
Amazon Offence Coalition aparatchicks (sic) have been waging a war of attrition against US oil supermajor Chevron in an attempt to embezzle an estimate $27 billion from the San Ramon corporation.
Their spokesperson said today the evidence that oil and gas drilling triggers earthquakes is now overwhelming.
Former Chevron trial judge Juan Nunez is still in hiding following YouBoob! footage last year showing the bribery of officials involved in the Chevron stitch-up.