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    The earthquake was at a depth of 57 kilometers
    An earthquake with a magnitude of 6 occurred in the area of ​​the Ecuadorian coastal city of Guayaquil, the European-Mediterranean Seismic Center reported, Reuters reported. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 57 kilometers. No casualties have been reported in the South American country, TASS adds.

    The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador reported that there were no casualties, but damage was done to the port of Guayaquil, where the epicenter of the earthquake was, reported France Press. The earthquake was felt throughout the country, the Ecuadorian Geophysical Institute also indicated. The tremor was registered at 5:30 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m. GMT), and the epicenter was 13 kilometers from a village near the port of Guayaquil.

    Urging the population to “keep calm”, President Guillermo Lasso tweeted that authorities were being mobilized to assess possible damage in the region.

    At first I thought there was wind, but then suddenly I felt that everything was moving, Maria Eugenia Rosero, a retired teacher who lives in northern Guayaquil, told AFP. “It was short but powerful,” the woman sums up.

    The city hall of the city of nearly 3 million people said a house in the center, which was in the process of being demolished, collapsed and some buildings suffered minor damage. Residents of the region took to the streets to protect themselves from possible landslides. Ecuador sits on the Nazca Plateau and the South American tectonic plate, which regularly generates earthquakes.

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