Ecuador: 4.2 magnitude earthquake shakes capital

Ecuador: 4.2 magnitude earthquake shakes capital

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake shook the capital of Ecuador, Quito, on Sunday night into Monday, without casualties or major damage at the present time, according to the Ecuadorian Geophysical Institute.

The institute said on the social media network

Video images posted by the emergency service ECU911 showed that many residents took to the streets in the middle of the night.

The Geophysics Institute said that residents of the provinces of Pichincha, whose capital is Quito, and Imbabura, which borders it to the north, and Napo to the east, felt the earthquake strongly.

On the 10th of this month, the mayor of Quito, Pabel Muñoz, announced that two buildings lost power and that electricity was cut off in some neighborhoods of Quito.

He added that “the airport, subway, landfills, water stations and landfills” did not suffer major damage.

The tremor was felt strongly in the capital, according to reports from X residents who reported cracks in walls as well as minor damage.

In March 2023, about fifteen people were killed in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck southwestern Ecuador and neighboring Peru.

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