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6.5 magnitude earthquake kills four people in Ecuador

TO four the number of late for him earthquake magnitude 6.5 on the open Richter scale, which was registered this Saturday in the province of Guayas, in the coastal zone Ecuadoraccording to the Secretariat’s preliminary report on risk management.

A piece after an earthquake of magnitude 6.5, which was felt in 13 of the country’s 24 provinces, something else happened magnitude 4.8 in the same area.

The Oceanographic Institute of the Navy reported that the earthquake No the necessary conditions for the creation tsunami on the continental and insular coasts of the country.

According to the Secretariat for Risk Management, affectation in the cantonal center of the city of Cuenca, province of Azuay, where facade Houses collapse on the vehicle from which the message about the deceased person was received.

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On the other hand, in the province of El Oro, on the border with Peru, collapse one living place double deck exit caught people inside,” he said in a statement.

Also recorded collapse of the old coastal pier, damage to the YAT Club Machala, broken telephone lines and lack of electricity in several cantons of the province. In addition, the walls of the building where people remained were cracked. in a trap.

“Besides, it captures collapse TV towers SIS ECU 911 on Jambeli Island, Canton of Santa Rosa, 3 have been recorded so far Dead people“, the message says.

In the coastal province of Guayas, there were damage in the masonry of buildings and shopping centers, as well as drop facade in a supermarket, among other damage.

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The state company Petroecuador confirmed that the facilities of the terminals: Maritimo Balao, Chorrillos, Monteverde, La Libertad, La Toma Loja Deposit did not register any news.

The Esmeraldas-Quito pipeline stopped for a moment as a precaution, but then operated on again No news.

Similarly, the Pasquales terminal and LNG plant, as well as Terminal 3 Bocas, have suspended operations and have been evacuated due to caution. There was no news in the opening balance sheet.

In the Andean province of Chimborazo, a highway was damaged after a landslide caused by an earthquake.

Via Twitter @ecuadorprensaec

Guayaquil and Cuenca airports open No news and “at the moment there is no news on the hydrocarbon sector,” he said.

In the provisional balance sheet, the Secretariat indicated that two houses were damaged and two were destroyed; three educational institutions and the same number of medical centers were affected. Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso said that after the earthquake, he convened the National Committee for Emergency Situations (COE) this afternoon to review the situation.

Source: Aristegui Noticias



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