An Earthquake Shook Ecuador So Hard They Felt It In Peru
At 9:12pm in the a 6.5-magnitude earthquake originating in the province of Chimborazo shook the whole of Ecuador. The quaking, which damaged some buildings, was felt all the way to Peru!
The quake was part of a chain of seismic activity that struck Panama, Ecuador, and Chile in under an hour. It started in Panama at 8:47pm with a quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, followed by the 6.5-magnitude quake in Peru at 9:12pm, and finally a third quake in Chile at 9:39pm that measured 5.8.
Fortunately, there was no widespread damage or interruption in basic services. According to the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy:
"The earthquake [did] not meet the necessary conditions to generate a tsunami."
Let's hope this isn't just the precursor to something bigger...