65 earthquake in Ecuador leaves four dead

6.5 earthquake in Ecuador leaves four dead

TO four increased the number of deceased for him earthquake of magnitude 6.5 on the Richter open scale, which was recorded this Saturday in the province of Guayas, in the coastal area of Ecuadoraccording to a preliminary report from the Risk Management Secretariat.

Bit after of the 6.5 earthquake -which was felt in 13 of the 24 provinces of the country-, another happened of magnitude 4.8 in the same area.

The Oceanographic Institute of the Navy reported that the earthquake No met the necessary conditions to generate a tsunami on the continental and insular coast of the country.

According to the Risk Management Secretariat, there were affectations in the cantonal center of the city of Cuenca, province of Azuay, where the facade of a house collapse on a vehicle from which a deceased person was reported.

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On the other hand, in the province of El Oro, on the border with Peru, the collapse of one living place of two floors leaving trapped people inside, he said in a statement.

Also, it was recorded collapse of the old cabotage pier, damage to the YAT Club Machala, and the fall of telephone lines, and lack of electricity in several cantons of the province. In addition, there were cracked walls of a building, where people were left trapped.

“In addition, it records the collapse of the SIS ECU 911 camera tower on Jambelí Island, Santa Rosa canton, 3 have been recorded so far Dead people“, he said in a statement.

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

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

The Esmeraldas-Quito pipeline stopped momentarily as a precaution, but then operated again no news.

Likewise, the Pascuales Terminal and LNG Plant, and Terminal 3 Bocas suspended activities and were evacuated due to caution. No news was reported in the initial balance.

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

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The airports of Guayaquil and Cuenca operate no news and “the hydrocarbon sector does not register any news, for the moment,” he noted.

In the preliminary general balance, the Secretariat indicated that there are two homes affected and two destroyed; three educational units and the same number of health centers affected The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, indicated that after the earthquake he convened the National Emergency Committee (COE) for this afternoon to address the situation.