6.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador: 12 killed, many feared buried under debris; Tremors were also felt in neighboring Peru
Earthquake tremors were felt in the South American country of Ecuador. The intensity on the Richter scale was 6.8. 13 people died. According to the US Geological Survey, the maximum impact of the earthquake occurred in Guayas. This is a coastal area. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the city of Guayaquil, 80 km from here.
According to reports, the buildings have been badly damaged. Many people are feared to be buried under the debris. The earthquake was so strong that its tremors were also felt in the neighboring country of Peru. Many houses were destroyed. According to news agency AP, 12 people have died in Ecuador. 1 person has died in Peru.
People have shared many pictures and videos of the aftermath of the earthquake on social media. Heavy losses can be seen in these.
Cross-border earthquake also came in 2017
In 2017 there was cross-border earthquake in Iran-Iraq. Tremors were felt from Iraq’s Kurdish city of Halabja to Iran’s Kermanshah province. 630 people died in this. More than 8 thousand people were injured.
Earthquake tremors were felt in Turkey-Syria on 6 February 2023 as well. There was heavy destruction in both the countries. 44,374 people died in Turkey. 5,951 people died in Syria. There were 3 major earthquakes in the morning of February 6 in Turkey-Syria.