Ecuador Earthquake: At least 12 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in the South American country of Ecuador on Saturday. Many buildings were damaged in the strong tremors of the earthquake and people ran towards the streets. The ‘US Geological Survey’ has reported a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in the country’s Coastal Guayas region. The epicenter was centered about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s second largest city. In videos shared on social media, people can be seen gathering on the streets of Guayaquil. Tremors were also felt in northern Peru.
earthquake shook ecuador
After this earthquake, the President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, tweeted and appealed to the people to maintain peace. Please tell that as soon as the tremors of the earthquake were felt, people came out of their homes and came on the streets. The epicenter of this earthquake is being told about 80 km away from Guayas. The Ecuadorian Risk Management Secretariat has reported that a person sitting inside a car in Cuenca has died due to the earthquake. Because during this time debris fell on his car. There is a possibility that the death toll may increase further.
There was an earthquake in Turkey
Before Ecuador, the world had seen the scene of a terrible earthquake in Turkey. More than 50 thousand people died in this earthquake. The tremors of this earthquake that came on 6 February shook the world. Since then, aid was sent to Turkey by countries around the world. An earthquake of 7.8 magnitude was recorded in Turkey. Its center was Gaziantep in southern Turkey.