A strong earthquake of 6.2 magnets was reported from Ecuador's coast early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or injuries.
The United States Geological Survey said that Temblor took place around 3:00 ET about 16 miles north of Santa Elena along the coast.
The earthquake struck at a depth of about 11 miles, according to the agency. The European Mediterranean Seismological Center reported that there were also many aftershocks after the original earthquake.
7.5 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRIKER NEAR ECUADOR PERU BORDER, USGS SAGES
No damage has been reported so far, but some reported to be awakened from sleep by shaking.
7.1-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS SOUTHERN PERU
Ecuador is located along the so-called "Ring of Fire" of the Pacific, a 25,000-mile horseshoe-shaped ring that accounts for approx. 90 percent of the world's earthquakes, according to USGS.
The region is the location of most of the Earth's subduction zones, where oceanic plates slide under the lighter continental plates. Earthquakes tend to occur when these plates scrape or subside under each other, and when it occurs at sea it can pour tsunamis.
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The area also contains 452 volcanoes, more than 75 percent of the world's active and sleeping volcanoes.
Fox News & # 39; Chris Ciaccia has contributed to this report.