Another quake, magnitude 6.2, strikes off Ecuador coast
COJIMIES - Reuters
Collapsed buildings in Portoviejo, Ecuador, on April 19, 2016 - AFP photoA magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador on April 20, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, just days after a major quake hit the country killing nearly 500 people.
The quake was centred 70 km (44 miles) west-southwest of Esmeraldas at a shallow depth of 10 km, it said, not far from the epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16.
Reuters witnesses in the zone said two strong tremors of about 30 seconds each were felt, waking people up and sending them racing them into the street.
It was not felt in the highland capital of Quito.
There was no immediate word from authorities on the impact of the quake on April 20.