New magnitude 4.7 earthquake off the coast of Ecuador

Official reports indicate that 205 homes have been affected and 90 destroyed, 112 education units affected, as well as 29 public goods, 46 private goods and 48 health institutions.

The magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck on Saturday afternoon and was felt in 13 of the country’s 24 provinces, with the epicenter being the extreme northeast from the island of Puná in the Gulf of Guayaquil (southwest).

Among the damage to infrastructure, the collapse of facadesbroken glass and cracks in walls.

Petroecuador, a publicly traded company, reported on Sunday that the earthquake caused a power outage in the National interconnected system (SIN), which damaged the Auca, Shushufindi, Indillana, Lago Agrio, Libertador and Palo Azul fields in Sucumbíos and Orellana provinces, preventing the extraction of about 17,400 barrels of oil.

Source: El heraldo