Movies shared on social media present folks gathering on the streets of Guayaquil and close by communities
A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador at the moment, with tremors felt as distant as Guayaquil, Machala, and neighboring Peru, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles).
The earthquake, which struck at 12:12 p.m. native time on Saturday, was centered in Azuay Province, about 47 kilometers northwest of Cuenca and 77 kilometers southeast of Guayaquil.
Movies shared on social media present folks gathering on the streets of Guayaquil and close by communities.
There have been no rapid stories of main harm or accidents.
Based on the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 and struck about 65 kilometers beneath the floor.
Based on Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute, the earthquake’s magnitude was decrease, simply at 6.5.