Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes Ecuador; no rapid experiences of harm

QUITO: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook an island area of Ecuador on Saturday, inflicting inhabitants to hurry out of buildings however there have been no rapid official experiences of harm to folks or infrastructure.

Social media customers reported some injury to buildings within the space after the earthquake, which had an epicenter 29 kilometers (18.02 miles) from the town of Balao within the province of Guayas. These experiences couldn’t be independently verified by Reuters.

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Authorities mentioned the earthquake didn’t seem more likely to generate a tsunami.

State-run oil firm Petroecuador mentioned there have been no experiences of harm at any services and “that operations proceed usually.”