Deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastates Ecuador

By Brian Lada – AccuWeather

A powerful and deadly earthquake shook the coast of Ecuador on Saturday evening, killing more than 200 people and injuring over 1,500 others.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near the coast and was a shallow quake with the epicenter occurring just 11.9 miles (19.2 km) below the earth’s surface, according to the USGS.

The depth and proximity to the ocean caused concern of a tsunami for a time, with waves of 1 to 3 feet (0.3 to 1 meter) occurring along the coast of Ecuador.

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