Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

A powerful earthquake in Ecuador has killed a minimum of one particular person and broken houses and buildings

ByGONZALO SOLANO Related PRess

QUITO, Ecuador — A powerful earthquake shook the area round Ecuador’s second-largest metropolis on Saturday, killing a minimum of one particular person, damaging houses and buildings, and sending panicked residents into the streets.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a magnitude of about 6.7 within the nation’s coastal Guayas area. It was centered about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Guayaquil, which anchors a metro space of over 3 million individuals.

The South American nation’s emergency response company, the Danger Administration Secretariat, reported one particular person died within the Andean group of Cuenca. The sufferer was a passenger in a automobile trapped underneath the rubble of a home.

In Guayaquil, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Quito, authorities reported cracks on buildings and houses, in addition to some collapsed partitions. Authorities ordered the closure of three vehicular tunnels.

Movies shared on social media present individuals gathered on the streets of Guayaquil and close by communities. Individuals reported objects falling inside their houses.

A pier sank within the metropolis of Machala. The earthquake was additionally felt in northern Peru.



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