Media from neighboring Peru are reporting that the seismic movement that occurred on the Ecuadorian coast at noon on Saturday, March 18, damaged a building and injured a girl in the Peruvian town of Túmbes.
The four-year-old girl was knocked unconscious when the roof of her house collapsed after the strong telluric movement in the Peruvian province of Zarumilla, according to the RPP News Release.
The strong earthquake was also felt in several regions of northern Peru.
Initially, around 12:12, the Peruvian seismological service reported a movement with intensity: IV, with a magnitude of 7.0, as a reference 85 km northeast of Zarumilla, Zarumilla – Túmbes. Actually, it was the telluric movement recorded this afternoon in Balao that once reached a magnitude of 6.7, according to the Geophysical Institute of the Polytechnic of Ecuador.
In this regard, the American geophysicist (USGS) confirms the magnitude of 6.7 and locates the earthquake 6 kilometers from Balao, with a depth of 67 kilometers.
According to information from the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP), the seismic motion had a grade IV intensity in Zarumilla, within the Mercalli scale.
The Hydrography and Navigation Directorate of the Peruvian Navy indicated that there is no danger of a tsunami on the coasts, despite the fact that the earthquake that occurred in Ecuadorian territory was strongly felt in Túmbes.
Colombian media also reported that residents of distant regions, such as Nariño and Bogotá, reported feeling the strong movement of 6.7 on the coast of Guayas, according to comments posted on social networks about this seismic event.
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