Magnitude 7.7 Quake Hits Southeast of Ecuador

  • 12:20 22 February 2019

Magnitude 7.7 Quake Hits Southeast of Ecuador

The United States Geological Survey has reported a 7.7-magnitude earthquake that struck 224 kilometres east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador, on 22 February, ONA reports citing Sputniknews.

The Peru-Ecuador border region has suffered a major 7.5-magnitude earthquake, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre and 7.7 magnitude according to the United States Geological Survey.

Witnesses have reported of feeling the tremors in various cities in the border area with neighbouring Ecuador, according to Bluradio.

The earthquake's epicentre was located at a depth of 132 kilometres. The shocks were registered 132 kilometres southeast of Palora, Ecuador.

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