Earthquake Hits Ecuador

A moderate earthquake hit near Ecuador’s capital Saturday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 4.7 magnitude quake struck at around 7am (EST) Saturday morning. Authorities have not reported any significant damage, injuries or deaths.

The quake caused large rocks and boulders to collapse from hills onto a road in the town of Calderon.

Emergency workers monitored the removal of debris from roads.

The event also caused traffic problems in several areas.


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