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Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border

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The city remains on high alert

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A strong earthquake centered in Ecuador shook parts of the Tumbes region and the Peruvian coast on Saturday, but there were no casualties or property damage, according to initial reports from Peruvian officials.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck at 12:12 local time (17:12 GMT), with its epicenter 85 km northeast of the Peruvian city of Zalmira, near the border with Ecuador, the Peruvian National Seismological Center reported.

Hernando Tavera, director of the Institute of Peru, assured RPP radio that the epicenter of the earthquake was on the coast of the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil.

“As far as we know, there is no significant damage to buildings or people,” he added.

strong earthquake centered on Ecuador It shook the Tumbes region and parts of the Peruvian coast on Saturday, causing no casualties or property damage, according to initial reports from Peruvian officials.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred at 12:12 local time (17:12 GMT) with an epicenter 85 km northeast of the Peruvian city of Zalmira, near the Peruvian border. EcuadorPeru National Seismological Center reported.

Hernando Tavera, director of the Institute of Peru, assured RPP radio that the epicenter of the earthquake was on the coast of the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil.

“As far as we know, there is no significant damage to buildings or people,” he added.

Strong shaking seismic waves were also felt on the northern and central coasts of Peru, albeit at a lower intensity.

The first aftershock of magnitude 4.1 was felt in the same area of ​​Tumbes at 12:22 pm.

Peruvian authorities have denied that the quake caused a tsunami.

Peru is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire. This is a region of massive global activity that stretches along the west coast of the Americas.

The first aftershock of magnitude 4.1 was felt in the same area of ​​Tumbes at 12:22 pm.

Peruvian authorities have denied that the quake caused a tsunami.

Peru is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire. This is a region of massive global activity that stretches along the west coast of the Americas.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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