South America is shaking: strong tremors have affected Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. The rubble is being cleared and the search for victims continues.
Ecuador hit by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake. This is reported by the website of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center.
According to the seismological center, tremors occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers. The focus of the disaster is at a depth of about 80 km.
It is known that the epicenter of the tremors was 17 km southwest of the city of Naranjal, whose population, according to the 2001 census, was more than 53 thousand people. The city communicates with Guayaquil, the second largest city in Ecuador, and Machala.
On the maps of the US Geological Survey, you can see that the natural disaster also affected the territories of Peru and Colombia.
The zone of active tremors is marked in red
Фото: U.S. Geological Survey
In social networks published footage showing that aftershocks in the port city of Puerto Bolivar, several buildings fell into the water.
Earthquake in Ecuador: houses fell into the water
Earthquake in Ecuador
Official information about the destruction and the victims has not yet been received, however, judging by the videos filmed by eyewitnesses, it can be assumed that the natural disaster brought a lot of destruction. In social networks appeared information about the three dead.
According to the official information Info-Sismologic retrieved the body of a dead woman from under the rubble.
Ecuador earthquake caught on video
In February 2022, Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was hit by heavy rains for the first time in 20 years, causing a landslide. A three-meter wave of mud claimed 24 lives and destroyed houses
Recall that according to AFAD, as a result of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, which began on February 6, 44,218 people died. More than 528 thousand people were evacuated from the danger zone.
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