In the statement made on the Ecuadorian Presidency website regarding the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that occurred 6 kilometers northeast of the city of Balao, it was informed that the number of deaths increased to 12 and search and rescue efforts continue.
It was noted that some buildings were destroyed in Cuenca, Machala and Guayaquil, and the death toll could increase further.
The earthquake occurred yesterday at a depth of 65.7 kilometers.
According to BNO News, in a written statement from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, it was noted that there was no tsunami threat after the earthquake.
It was stated that the earthquake was also felt in the neighboring country Peru.