Magnitude 6.0 quake hits off Ecuador coast, damage limited
The government's ECU 911 safety service said there were no major incidents and a tsunami had been ruled out.
The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 55 miles (88.5 km)northwest of Portoviejo at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) below the Pacific seabed. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.1, struck at 5:29 p.m. (2229 GMT).
Last year, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast in April, killing more than 650 people.
State oil company Petroecuador's operations remained normal after Friday's quake, a spokesman said. ■