A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the border of Ecuador and Peru on Friday and was felt as far away as the Ecuadorean capital of Quito and coastal city Guayaquil.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. “Preliminary reports of the quakes near Macas don’t show major damage,” Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno tweeted, adding that the quake was felt “all over the country.” The earthquake occurred at around 5:15 a.m. local time. It struck 71 miles southeast of Palora in the Morona Santiago province and at a depth of 82 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
7.7 earthquake Ecuador wake up call. pic.twitter.com/1Bvo0mpjO1
— Nathalie Balda ॐ (@natbalda) February 22, 2019
— Earthquakes World (@Terremoti7) February 22, 2019