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Magnitude 6.0 quake hits off Ecuador coast, damage limited

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck just off the coast of central Ecuador on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, though the government said damage was limited. 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).
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