L’Oro: 15 people were killed and 126 injured in the earthquake in Ecuador and Peru. The earthquake shook the coast of Ecuador and northern Peru. 11 people died in Ecuador’s coastal region of L’Oro and 2 in the highlands of Azua. A 4-year-old girl also died after her house collapsed in the Tumbes region of Peru on the border with Ecuador. There are also reports of many people trapped in the debris in L’Oro.
According to the report of the US Geological Survey, there was an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 66.4 kilometers underground in the city of Balao.
Many houses, schools and medical centers were damaged. Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lazo announced that an emergency team has been deployed to help those affected by the earthquake.
Peruvian Prime Minister Alberto Oterola said the quake was felt from Peru’s northern border with Ecuador to the central Pacific coast.