At least 28 killed in strong 7.8-magnitude Ecuador quake

With a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), the quake struck at 2358 GMT about 173km west-northwest of Quito and just 28 kilometers south-southeast of Muisne

Quito (AFP) – At least 28 people were killed by a strong 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck northwestern Ecuador on Saturday, the country’s Vice President Jorge Glas said.

“We have 16 people dead in the city of Portoviejo, 10 in Manta and two in the province of Guayas,” he told a news conference. He added that a state of emergency had been declared nationwide.


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