At least one person has died in Peru as well. She was a four-year-old girl who was killed when a brick hit her head.
in South America In Ecuador and Peru, at least 15 people have died and several have been injured in the earthquake, the countries’ authorities said at the weekend.
President of Ecuador Guillermo Lasso said on Twitter that the earthquake also destroyed buildings.
In Ecuador’s southwestern El Oro province, near Peru’s northern border, 11 people were reported dead. Two people were reported dead in Azuay province.
A person who died in Cuenca in Azuay was killed when the facade of a house collapsed on top of a car. According to reporters from the news agency AFP, the historic buildings of Cuenca’s old town were also damaged in the earthquake.
One is said to have died in Peru. In the city of Tumbes near the Ecuadorian border, the death victim is said to be a four-year-old girl who was killed when a brick hit her head.
in Peru the institute of seismology initially reported the magnitude of the earthquake as 7.0, but later refined the estimate to 6.7. The intensity data was different for Ecuador and the US, but all had the same magnitude.
The epicenter of the earthquake was off the coast near Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, about 85 kilometers from Zarumilla, Peru.
According to reports on social media, the tremors were felt in several cities. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), no tsunami warning was issued for the area. Also, according to the Ecuadorian Navy, there is no danger of a tsunami.
An aftershock with a magnitude of 4.8 was later detected in Ecuador.
The earthquake was classified as an orange alert level, which means that it could result in a significant number of deaths and that the disaster is potentially widespread.