Tremor was felt around noon (local time) and replicated in Peru; there is no risk of tsunami
One earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the Richter scale hit the Ecuador this Saturday, the 18th, according to the US Geological Survey. However, seismic authorities of the Peru indicated magnitude 7.0. The tremor was felt in the coastal zone of Ecuador, in the province of Guayas, 80 km from Guayaquil, around 12:11 am (local time) and replicated in the north and central coast of Peru. The tremors shook several homes and buildings in the area. At least four people died and several buildings were damaged, according to a preliminary assessment by the authorities. After the first quake, a second was felt with a magnitude of 4.8. Peruvian authorities have ruled out generating a tsunami from the earthquake.
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