An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale was registered this Saturday in the province of pasta, in the Amazon area of Ecuador. No property damage or casualties were reported.
The earthquake occurred after 4:30 in the morning.local time, at a depth of 3 kilometers and 26.81 kilometers from the city of Puyo, located in the province of Pastaza. Ecuador is located in the Pacific Belt or Ring of Fire, which concentrates some of the subduction zones (collapse of tectonic plates) in the world and is the scene of strong seismic activity.
In addition to Ecuador, the Belt, which is shaped like a horseshoe, includes Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, the United States and Canada.
April 16 the country will remember the seventh anniversary of one of the most destructive earthquakes in its recent history, of magnitude 7.8. This natural phenomenon, which occurred in 2016, left more than 670 dead, thousands affected, as well as millions in material losses.
That earthquake hit the provinces of Esmeraldas with intensity (border with Colombia) and its neighbor Manabíboth located on the coast of the Andean country, but it also affected other areas and was felt strongly, even in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, located in the province of Pichincha, located in the Andean area of the country.