6.0-Magnitude Aftershock Strikes off the Coast of Ecuador

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 9:24 AM

S. Geological Survey has confirmed. According to the USGS, it was centered thirty-three kilometers (20.5 miles) north-northwest of Bahia de Caraquez, a coastal city of about 20.000, where the main economic action is shrimp farming.

A 6.0-magnitude aftershock struck off the coast of Ecuador Thursday night, the U. S. Geological Survey has confirmed.

According to the USGS, it was centered thirty-three kilometers (20.5 miles) north-northwest of Bahia de Caraquez, a coastal city of about 20.000, where the main economic action is shrimp farming. The area also has a growing tourism industry.

Ecuadorian executive keep the aftershock at 6.2-magnitude.

There were number immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The powerful aftershock follows the country'south devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquakequake on Saturday, which so distant has left at least five hundred eighty-seven dead, one hundred fifty-five missing, and more than 23.000 homeless, according to government officials.

President Rafael Correa announced Wednesday night that he'd lift sales taxes and keep a one-time levy on millionaires to assistance pay for reconstruction.

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