At least 14 people were killed and another 381 were injured in the earthquake in Ecuador. This was announced on March 18 by the press service of President Guillermo Lasso on Twitter.
“14 dead, 381 injured,” the report says.
Earlier that day, 13 dead and 126 injured were reported.
An earthquake in Ecuador with a magnitude of 6.7 became known on March 18. The epicenter of the disaster was located 17 km southwest of the city of Naranhal with a population of 32 thousand people. The source lay at a depth of 85 km.
The earthquake was felt in several provinces of the country. Debris is being sorted out in the town of Naranjal. Several cities are partially without electricity. About 50 residential buildings were damaged, seven more were destroyed. The buildings of 17 schools and universities were damaged, as well as 31 medical centers.
A video of the moment of the earthquake in Ecuador appeared on the Web. The recording shows the square of the city of Guayaquil. People, feeling the tremors, run away from the buildings.