At least one person died in the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador.

At least one person was killed after an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter open scale struck Ecuador this Saturday. guayans It was reported that it was also felt in northern Peru, causing a lot of property damage.

According to the National Polytechnic School Geophysics Institute, the earthquake occurred at the following time: 12.11 local time (17.12 GMT) at 2.78 degrees south latitude and 79.93 degrees west longitude.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 kilometers and 29.12 kilometers from Balao (Guayas), in southwestern Ecuador.

After the first earthquake occurred Another 4.8 magnitude It’s 24 kilometers deep, according to the institute.

The Risk Management Secretary noted that counterfeits were reported in the cantonal center of the country. Andean city of Cuenca, It was reported that the front of a house collapsed on the vehicle and one person died.

The earthquake was felt strongly Even in Quito, the capital of Ecuadorin the Andean region of the country.

The Geophysics Institute received reports from the public who felt the earthquake. Gold, The border with Peru and also in Loja and on its coast manabi and on Amazon Zamora Chinchipe.

HE Naval Institute of Oceanography (Inocar) He noted that the earthquake did not meet the conditions to create a tsunami.

EFE confirms it is in the center of the coastal city of Guayaquil some rubble fell from old houses

Shortly after the earthquake occurred, State oil company Petroecuador He said no progress has been made at the facility. “The protocol regarding these cases has been followed and the operation continues as normal,” he said.

Risk Secretariat He noted that there was no news from the airports.

fire belt

Ecuador Pacific Belt or Ring of FireThe scene of strong seismic activity, intensifying some of the most important subduction zones (the collapse of tectonic plates) in the world.

The horseshoe-shaped Belt includes Ecuador as well as other countries such as: Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, United States and Canada.

On April 16, Ecuador will commemorate the seventh anniversary of one of the most devastating earthquakes in recent history. magnitude 7.8.

This natural event, which took place on April 16, 2016, left more than 1000 people behind. 670 deadthousands of people were affected and millions of financial losses were incurred.

This earthquake hit the provinces emerald (Colombian border) and its neighbor manabiboth were located on the coast of the Andean country, but also affected other regions and were felt strongly even in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, located in the province of Pichincha in the Andean region of the country.

Source: Informacion


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