The Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School reported that the earthquake recorded at 9:12 pm on Thursday, September 6 was of magnitude 6.2, with epicenter 6 km from Cumandá, in the province of Chimborazo.
The tremor had a depth of 90 km. “The mechanism of rupture is of a normal nature, which is related to a fracture in the Nazca plate, which is in subduction,” says the special report of the IG.
Until 22:30, the Geophysical Institute registered 5 small replicas, the largest with a magnitude of 2.8. The information collected shows that the seismic event was described between moderate and strong in several localities of the Central and Southern Highlands and provinces of the Coast such as Guayas and Manabí.
The maximum intensity is 5 EMS (European Macrosysmal Scale), which indicates that thin cracks may occur in non-structural elements such as masonry walls. (I)