Equateur: la terre a tremblé à nouveau

L'Equateur se relève à peine du terrible séisme qui a fait quelque 700 morts en avril dernier, que de nouvelles secousses ont été ressenties dimanche. Aucune information n'a été transmise sur des victimes ou des dégâts qu'auraient pu causer les deux séismes de magnitude 6,2 et 5,9.
11 juil. 2016, 07:23
/ Màj. le 11 juil. 2016 à 09:56
Le séisme qui a frappé le pays en avril a fait d'importants dégâts.

Deux séismes de forte magnitude ont frappé dimanche l'Equateur et fait un blessé, a annoncé l'Institut géophysique équatorien. Ils ont eu lieu dans la même région où un tremblement de terre avait fait quelque 700 morts en avril.

Un premier séisme de magnitude 6,2 s'est produit à 21h04 (03h04 en Suisse) dans la province d'Esmeraldas (nord-ouest). Un autre de magnitude de 5,9 est survenu quatre minutes plus tard, a indiqué l'institut sur son compte Twitter. Les autorités ont écarté tout risque de tsunami.

 

Le ministre coordonnateur de la Sécurité, César Navas, a fait état d'"une personne avec une fracture" ainsi que de "logements et infrastructures avec des fissures". Quelque 75 personnes ont en outre été évacuées et transférées dans des refuges, a-t-il ajouté.

L'Institut américain d'études géologiques (USGS) a évalué la magnitude du premier séisme à 6,4. Il a précisé que son épicentre se situait à 41 km au sud de Propicia et à 154 km au nord-ouest de Quito.

Propicia est proche de la ville d'Esmeraldas, l'une des localités particulièrement dévastées par le séisme du 16 avril, qui a été suivi depuis par plus de 2000 répliques. Ce tremblement de terre de magnitude 7,8 avait fait officiellement 673 morts, 6274 blessés, près de 29'000 sans-abri et plus de 3,3 milliards de dollars de dégâts.

 

Le Service de sécurité a signalé des coupures d'électricité dans plusieurs secteurs de la province d'Esmeraldas, ainsi que des glissements de terrain sur la route entre la ville du même nom et la station balnéaire de Pedernales, épicentre du tremblement de terre d'il y trois mois.

Habitants paniqués

Selon des images de la télévision locale, des habitants sont sortis de leurs maisons effrayés par les secousses, ressenties dans la province de Santo Domingo de los Tsachila y Pichincha, où est située Quito.

"Ca a été très fort. Un cauchemar, à nouveau!", a déclaré à l'AFP Marcela Arellano, habitante de Santo Domingo. "Nous sommes tous sortis paniqués, en appelant nos proches. Nous commencions à oublier ce qui s'est passé la dernière fois", a dit son mari, Clever Lopez.

Volunteers search for survivors in the debris of buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Volunteers search for survivors in the debris of buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
Volunteers rescue a body from a destroyed house after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Volunteers rescue a body from a destroyed house after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
epa05263795 Two residents walk past a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263795 Two residents walk past a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
A woman cries as she stands next to house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A woman cries as she stands next to house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
epa05263884 A police officer stands among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263884 A police officer stands among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263883 A man picks up his sofa among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263883 A man picks up his sofa among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263882 People walk among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263882 People walk among the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263887 People comfort each other next to the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263887 People comfort each other next to the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
A body covered by sheet lies next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A body covered by sheet lies next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
A police officer stands on debris, next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A police officer stands on debris, next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
epa05264002 Damages after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05264002 Damages after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05264008 A woman cries in the middle of the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05264008 A woman cries in the middle of the debris of a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
People search for their belongings amid the debris of their destroyed homes, after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
People search for their belongings amid the debris of their destroyed homes, after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE
epa05263407 Several buildings are damaged after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016.  At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263407 Several buildings are damaged after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263406 Residents wait in the streets next to a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263406 Residents wait in the streets next to a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263412 Residents sleep in the open for fear of more tremors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016.  At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263412 Residents sleep in the open for fear of more tremors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
epa05263437 A resident rests in the open for fear of more tremors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016.  At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region.  EPA/JOSE JACOME
epa05263437 A resident rests in the open for fear of more tremors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, early 17 April 2016. At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake affecting the Ecuadoran northern coastal region. EPA/JOSE JACOME ©KEYSTONE
Residents look for survivors in the rubble of a destroyed house sleep in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Residents look for survivors in the rubble of a destroyed house sleep in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadc
Residents react as they stand in the street after an earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Residents react as they stand in the street after an earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadc
A rescue worker searches in the rubble of a destroyed house in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A rescue worker searches in the rubble of a destroyed house in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) ©KEYSTONE