Ecuador: 6.3 Quake felt across country, near Perdaneles sight of 2016 quake

Posted on July 1, 2017 • Filed under: Earthquake, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency

From (machine translated)

Earthquakes off the coast of Manabi, the strongest magnitude 6.3
Sismo de magnitud 6.3 con epicentro frente a las costas de Manabí
Manta fright after quake
Susto en Manta tras fuerte sismo
Two movements of 4.1 reports the Geophysicist of Ecuador
Dos movimientos de 4,1 reporta el Geofísico de Ecuador

Quito –

The director of the Geophysical Institute (IG), Alexandra Alvarado, referred to the earthquake of magnitude 6.3 that was registered at 17:29 on Friday , off the coast of Manabi.

Alvarado, speaking to Sonorama radio, said that “this earthquake is located at the southern end of the break of April 16, we can say that is a consequence of that process … It is something that was missing to break and now broke Causing an earthquake of moderate magnitude “.

The United States Geological Survey reported that the movement was registered at 5:29 pm local time (20:29 GMT) 31.1 kilometers northwest of the town of Bahía de Caráquez, with the epicenter located in the ocean at 7, 4 kilometers deep, The Associated Press reported.

The tremor was felt in cities like Quito and Guayaquil. The situation caused citizens to leave tall buildings. So far the authorities have not reported material damage or casualties.

The Oceanographic Institute of the Navy of Ecuador (Inocar) assured that the earthquake of 6.3 of this Friday does not meet the necessary conditions to generate a tsunami that affects Ecuador.

Meanwhile, state oil company Petroecuador confirmed that all its facilities were operating normally after the earthquake.

The area where this tremor was recorded this afternoon is the same where on April 16, 2016 there was an earthquake that left almost 700 fatalities and large damages in the provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas. Read Article


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