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12 lifeless after 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador

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At least 12 folks died after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck a coastal area of Ecuador.

Quito,UPDATED: Mar 19, 2023 04:00 IST

A broken automotive and rubble from a home affected by the earthquake in Cuenca, Ecuador. (Reuters picture)

By Reuters: At least 12 folks had been killed in a powerful earthquake that shook a coastal area of Ecuador and northern Peru noon Saturday, inflicting structural harm to a number of properties, colleges and medical facilities.

“Emergency teams are mobilizing to offer all their support to those who have been affected,” mentioned Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso in a tweet.

The quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) measured at magnitude 6.8, struck at a depth of 66.4 km (41.3 miles) about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from town of Balao within the province of Guayas.

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Mar 19, 2023