The terror was widespread in the 22 cantons of the province; several people with hypertension problems came to several hospitals. The anguish took hold again of the residents in Manabí. Yesterday at 06:19, an earthquake of 6.0 degrees of magnitude and 39.95 kilometers deep with epicenter in San Vicente, northwest of the province, raised the population of their beds abruptly.
The movement was felt in the 22 cantons. In San Vicente and Bahía de Caráquez the cities where the shaking was very strong panicked. Rubén Vera, lives in Bahia. The first thing he did was try to evacuate his family that he said is numerous, from his house to a safe place. He then toured the city and said that the panic was little to describe what caused the quake.
The electric power service was cut immediately between San Vicente, Jama, Pedernales and Sucre but was restored 40 minutes later. In San Vicente, whose characteristic is the maximum houses of two plants, the population took to the streets.
In Manta, where the largest number of high buildings that are located on the cliff of El Murciélago beach are located, its residents after the earthquake went out into the streets. We cannot wait for a second movement, this was terrible, said Miriam Arévalo, resident of one of the multi-storey condominiums.
One of the reports from the Secretariat of Risk Management (SGR) indicated that the tremor was felt in Guayas, Los Rios, El Oro, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Pichincha, Chimborazo, Imbabura, Esmeraldas and Tungurahua. In Cuenca, Azuay, families took to the streets for fright. It was ruled out through the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy (Inocar) that the earthquake motivates conditions to generate a tsunami on the Ecuadorian coasts or in the Galapagos insular region.
The reports to the interior of the province, according to a preliminary report of the Committee of Emergency Operations (COE), realize that there were no problems in the three dams that provide raw water to several cantons of the province. The National Electricity Corporation (CNEL) noted that the province suffered an impact of 20% of the load that affected Tosagua and Chone, especially San Vicente.
There are no human losses but income was reported to several hospitals of people with high blood pressure. In areas like San Clemente a glass window was dropped to the floor, in Bahia the masonry of the museum building suffered some damage. There are reports of impacts on walls and walls of four educational units in the same number of cantons. (I)