Quake Rattles Quito, But No Major Damage
Sumaira FH 16 days ago Wed 24th November 2021 | 02:00 AM
Quito, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Nov, 2021 ) :A tremor measuring 4.6 hit the Ecuador capital Quito on Tuesday, rattling the city of 2.7 million people but without causing any major damage, authorities said.
Hospitals and other public buildings were evacuated, and workers rushed out of office buildings as alarms sounded, to gather in the street or in parks.
Images shared on social media showed broken glass, and fallen bricks and tiles at the foot of several buildings, but no major destruction.
"Our units are performing a damage assessment," said Cristian Torres, director of the National Risk Management Service.
Ecuador is a country with strong seismic activity.