A strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake surprised Ecuadorians at 9:04 pm last night. The epicenter was in Guayaquil, according to the Geophysical Institute.
The institute reports that it had a depth of 30.24 km, in Guayaquil, Guayas. It was reported that university students and staff from other institutions had to evacuate from the property due to the shock.
Ricardo Peñaherrera, vice minister of the Risk Management Secretariat, informed that the universities of Guayaquil suspended the remaining classes to end the day after the event.
It is reported that the movement was felt in Daule, Paján, Naranjal, and with slight intensity in cities such as Ambato, Portoviejo and Cuenca.
The INOCAR rules out possibility of a tsunami. (I)