Earthquake Hits World’s Second Largest Tuna Hub

08 July 2024

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 hit Manta on July 5 at around 2:07 am. The epicenter was located in the ocean at a depth of approximately 20 km underground, 26.11 km away from Manta. The tremors were felt in several regions of the city, but no casualties were reported. Manta has a large tuna port and purse seiners, that fish in the Pacific Ocean, discharge their catch here. It is also one of the busiest processing hubs. Purse seiners were probably docked in this port, but there are no reports that the earthquake affected them.

Ecuador, known for being prone to earthquakes, was hit by one of the deadliest in 2016. There was widespread damage killing at least 670 people and injuring more than 27,000. Several tuna processing plants were destroyed in the incident.

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  1. Amigos de Atuna en realidad no fue un terremoto, fue un fuerte temblor en el mar que felizmente no se sintió en tierra, para nada comparado con el terremoto del 2016. Gracias por su preocupación.

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