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Death reported in Ecuador after massive earthquake

A woman speaks on the phone in front of a building damaged by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. | Fountain: EFE

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At least one person has died in Ecuador after a strong earthquake was registered this Saturday in the province of Guayas, which was also felt in parts of northern Peru and caused a number of property damage.

According to the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School, an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred at 12:11 (local time), its epicenter was at a depth of 44 km, 29.12 km from Balao (Guayas), in the southwest of the country.

However, the Geophysical Institute of Peru (OSU) indicated that the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.0 and its epicenter was 85 kilometers northeast of Sarumilla at a depth of 78 kilometers.

home damage

The Risk Management Secretary indicated that damage was being reported in the cantonal city center of Cuenca, where the facade of a house reportedly dead had collapsed on a car.

The earthquake was strongly felt even in the Ecuadorian capital Quito, in the Andean region of the country.

The Geophysical Institute received reports from the public who felt the earthquake in the province of El Oro, on the border with Peru, as well as in Loja, as well as on the coast of Manabi and in Zamora Chinchipe in the Amazon.

The Oceanographic Institute of the Navy (Inokar) indicated that the earthquake does not meet the conditions for a tsunami.

EFE found that in the center of the coastal city of Guayaquil, some debris had fallen from old houses.

Shortly after the quake struck, state oil company Petroecuador said it had no development records for its facilities. “The protocol for these cases has been followed, and the operation continues as usual,” he said.

The Risk Secretariat noted that there was no news from airports. (As reported by EFE)


“Espacio Vital”: Dr. Cesar Munaiko – Director General of the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Diseases (CDC) Minsy reported that so far 91 people have died from different regions as a result of traffic accidents, electric shocks, and from -caused by collapsed roofs, walls, and also due to river landslides.

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