The country is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a region where 85% of the world’s seismic activity occurs.
Amazon rainforest seen from above
One earthquake of 4.7 degrees of magnitude shook an area of Ecuador’s Amazon near the border with Colombia this Thursday, 29, according to data released by the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School, without, so far, there are reports of personal or material damage. The tremor was registered at 18:02 (20:02 GMT) and its epicenter was located 44 kilometers west of the city of Shushufindi, in the Amazon province of Sucumbíos. The telluric movement originated at a depth of 1.82 kilometers below the Earth’s surface and was felt in nearby cities, such as the capital Quito and Ibarra, according to local media reports. Ecuador is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a ring that covers the west coast of America and the east coast of Asia and Oceania and in which 85% of the world’s seismic activity occurs due to the contact of several tectonic plates throughout this area.
*With information from EFE