Earthquake shakes Ecuador capital | Inquirer News

Earthquake shakes Ecuador capital

/ 05:57 AM August 13, 2014

QUITO, Ecuador–A 5.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the Ecuadoran capital Quito and the surrounding area Tuesday, officials said, causing buildings and homes to shake violently.

AFP correspondents said the quake, which struck around 3 p.m. (2000 GMT), triggered panic but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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The country’s Geophysics Institute put the magnitude at 5.1 in an initial report on its Twitter account.

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