Saturday evening, a powerful 7.8 magnitude Earthquake struck the coastline of Ecuador, causing a bridge, an airport tower and the roof of a shopping center to collapse. While Electricity at some places also went off.
The earthquake struck about 16 miles from Muisne, Ecuador, a tourist town, and 105 miles from Quito, the country’s capital, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor had a depth of nearly 12 miles.
Here are some Images that will show you the impact of the Nature’s Fury this time around on Ecuador.
— Ilse M. Gonzalez (@IlseMonette) April 17, 2016
— Teleamazonas (@teleamazonasec) April 17, 2016
— Noticias 7 (@noticiasecuador) April 17, 2016
— Juan Manuel Castro (@erdomenj) April 17, 2016
— Bomberos Guayaquil (@BomberosGYE) April 17, 2016
— GamaNoticias (@Gamanoticiasec) April 17, 2016
— Dr. Cow (@quitocol) April 17, 2016
El puente del cuartel modelo después del temblor!!!! pic.twitter.com/XI4yYLOU83
— cUcHi cUcHi (@galbertosuarez) April 17, 2016
— Bessy Granja Barriga (@bessygranjaOK) April 17, 2016
El fuerte temblor en Guayaquil también provocó daños en el Aeropuerto José Joaquín de Olmedo. pic.twitter.com/ki4aykDZnl
— Diario El Telégrafo (@el_telegrafo) April 17, 2016
Lorena Cazares (36), a telecommunication worker in Quinto told Reuters:
I was in my house watching a movie and everything started to shake. I ran out into the street and now I don’t know what’s going to happen.
A Tsunami warning had been issued just immediately after the earthquake, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declined of any danger of wide spread Pacific Tsunami.
Initial reports according to some of the news channel say that unfortunately 28 people had lost their life in this earthquake.