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Earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.8 strength affected by Ecuador

At least 77 were killed and hundreds of others injured after a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit waters Ecuador late Saturday local time, according to Vice President of that country, Jorge Glas. "We confirmed deaths had reached 77," said Glas in early Sunday when updating the latest information of the disaster. He said other injured 588.

The quake could be felt throughout Ecuador, including in Northern Peru and South of the country Colombia. The authorities declared emergency disaster six severe region receive its effects. Before the earthquake monitoring agency Usa USGS reported an earthquake powerful with lower strength, 7.4 magnitude hit the country.

"Based on early indications, the threat of tsunami wave likely to occur around 300 kilometres from the center of the tremor," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center report. Powerful movement also felt in the northern and southern metro area city of Quito resulting electricity cut off in some areas.

Severe structural damage was reported in the vicinity of Guayas and Manabi Beach settlement. At the airport in the port city of Guayaquil, passengers, came out of the terminal when the tremor occurred. In fact, two Quake with a magnitude of 4.8 and 7.8 rocked the same area 11-minute intervals, according to USGS.
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