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UNDRO 87/0484
ECUADOR/COLOMBIA - EARTHQUAKE
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
07 MARCH 1987

ECUADOR

1. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT ECUADOR WAS STRUCK BY A TECTONIC EARTHQUAKE DURING NIGHT OF 5 TO 6 MARCH WITH TWO MAJOR SHOCKS MEASURING 6.0 AND 6.8 ON RICHTER SCALE AT 20.50 AND 23.10 HRS LOCAL TIME. QUAKE WAS FOLLOWED BY OVER 700 AFTERSHOCKS DIMINISHING IN STRENGTH. EPICENTRE LOCATED 90 KMS EAST OF QUITO NEAR REVENTADOR VOLCANO.