At Least 4 People Killed By 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake In Ecuador

(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency) Quito, Mar 19, 2023, SPA -- At least four people have been killed by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in western Ecuador, the Ecuadorian Secretariat for Risk Management said on Saturday.
Earlier, the secretariat stated that one person had died in the province of Azuay​​​.
'Three people died in the province of El Oro,' the secretariat said, bringing the death toll from the earthquake to four.
A two-story building with people inside collapsed in El Oro, with a number of shops and a university also damaged, according to the emergency service.
An earthquake was reported at 17:12 GMT on Saturday at a depth of 80 kilometers (50 miles), with the epicenter located 59 kilometers north of the city of Machala, according to the the European Mediterranean Seismological Center.
Media also reported that several people had been injured and at least one car had been damaged as a result of the disaster.
00:13 LOCAL TIME 21:13 GMT


Saudi Press Agency

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