A total of fourteen people died in Ecuador and one in Peru due to an earthquake magnitude 6.5
The President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, reported that twelve people died in the province of El Oro, on the border with Peru, and two in Azuay, also located in the south of the country.
From Lima, the death of a 4-year-old girl was confirmed after the strong tremor that was felt at noon this Saturday in the northern Peruvian region of Tumbes, with its epicenter in Ecuador, and which also left dozens of victims, as well as homes destroyed, disabled and affected, including health centers and other infrastructure.
According to the Ecuadorian authorities, the earthquake left 381 injured, several of whom were visited in health centers by the head of state, who in a press conference on Saturday night indicated that two other people died as a result of winter.
The military supported air evacuation of the wounded from the city from Machala to health centers in Guayaquil.
Official reports in Ecuador show 90 homes affected, 44 destroyed, fiftye educational units affected, as well as 17 public assets, 20 private assets, 31 health centers and one private asset destroyed, as well as a bridge.
After the earthquake of 6.5 occurred at noon this Saturday, and was felt in 13 of the 24 provinces of the countryfour more of magnitudes 4.8 were recorded, as well as 3.7 and two of 3.5, with an epicenter in the extreme northeast of Puná Island in the Gulf of Guayaquil (southwest).
Among the affectations to infrastructures the collapse of facades was reportedbroken glass and cracks in walls, among others.
Likewise, the collapse of the old cabotage pier was recorded, damage to the YAT Club Machala, and the fall of telephone lines, and lack of electricity in various cantons of the province of El Oro.
The Oceanographic Institute of the Navy reported that the earthquake did not meet the necessary conditions to generate a tsunami on the continental coast and island of the country.
According to the public company Petroecuador, the facilities of the Marítimo-Balao terminals, Chorrillos, Monteverde, La Libertad, Depósito La Toma Loja did not register any news.
The Esmeraldas-Quito pipeline it stopped momentarily as a precaution, but then it operated again without incident.
Likewise, the Pascuales Terminal and LNG Plant, and Terminal 3 Bocas suspended activities and evacuated as a precaution. No news was reported in the initial balance.
The airports of Guayaquil and Cuenca operated without news and the hydrocarbons sector registered no news.
The Guayaquil city council, capital of the Guayas province, specified that there was a partial structural collapse and 29 architectural (non-structural) collapses in the urban area; while, in the rural area it was registered: 1 structural collapse in Puná and 15 architectural collapses (11 in Puná and 4 in Tenguel) and one minor injury.
During the installation of the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE), President Lasso reported that his government was activated “emergently” to provide the necessary attention to those affected by the earthquake.
The Integrated Security Service (ECU 911) indicated that they registered more than 400 emergencies nationwide, most of them were in the city of Machala, in the province of El Oro.
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Source: Blu Radio