On Saturday, a powerful earthquake struck southern Ecuador and northern Peru, killing at least 15 people, engulfing others in debris, and forcing rescuers into streets littered with broken objects and downed power lines.
The second-largest city of Ecuador, Guayaquil, is located about 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of the epicentre of an earthquake with a magnitude of roughly 6.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 14 of the fatalities died in Ecuador, where police also claimed that at least 126 people were injured, while one victim passed away in Peru.
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Wave of Earthquakes in USA and Canada following Earthquake in Ecuador
As the saying saids “A butterfly wing flutter can cause hurricane on the other side of the planet”, an Earthquake on one side of the planet can cause wave of Earthquakes on the other side is exactly what US Geological Survey has recorded after the Ecuador Earthquake happened.