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07 Sep 2018 | 02:45 AM UTC

Ecuador: 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Chimborazo province September 6

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US Geological Survey records 6.2-magnitude earthquake near Alasui (Chimborazo province) September 6; no reports of damages or casualties

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/7/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Guayaquil). COUNTRY/REGION Chimborazo province

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Event

The US Geological Survey recorded a 6.2-magnitude earthquake near Alausi (Chimborazo province) on Thursday, September 6. According to initial reports, the quake hit at approximately 21:12 (local time) about 17 km (10 mi) southwest of Alasui at a depth of 93 km (58 mi). No casualties or damages have been reported as of 21:30. Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals present in the impacted region are advised to monitor the situation, be prepared for further aftershocks, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.

During an earthquake, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows and exterior walls, and do not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from any tall structures, such as buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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