6.7 magnitude quake jolts Ecuador

Ecuador received jolts soon after a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 hit the country on Saturday, in accordance to seismologists. The tremors nevertheless ended up also felt as much absent as Guayaquil, Machala, and Peru. The earthquake occurred on Saturday at 12:12 pm local time with its epicentre in Azuay Province, 77 kilometres southeast of Guayaquil and 47 kilometres northwest of Cuenca.In accordance to US Geological Study (USGS) the earthquake was of a preliminary magnitude 6.7. It was a reasonably deep earthquake, placing at a depth of around 65 kilometres. The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador approximated a magnitude of 6.5 at a depth of 44 kilometres.There are no initial stories of hurt or casualties. What’s more, there is no menace of a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Up to 13.5 million people may well have felt Saturday’s earthquake, with 5.1 million reporting “powerful” to “incredibly strong” shaking, according to laptop simulations from the USGS, media experiences reported. You can now compose for wionews.com and be a aspect of the group. Share your stories and opinions with us below.

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