Strong quake jars Ecuador, no tsunami alert

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Strong quake jars Ecuador, no tsunami alert

 

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 1154 GMT and was centered 87 miles (140 km) east of Ambato, at a depth of 115 miles (185 km).

The USGS initially reported the quake as 6.7 magnitude, then revised the strength to 7.2, before putting the figure at 6.9.

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that a tsunami did not appear to be generated, based on historical models.

Reuters

Last Mod: 12 Ağustos 2010, 15:45
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