A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador

Posted at 5:58 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-16 22:43:33-04

A magnitude-7.4 earthquake occurred Saturday evening on the coast of Ecuador, 173 kilometers WNW of the capital of Quito, according to the United States Geological Survey.  

The event was recorded at a depth of 20 kilometers.  

"At least 28 people were killed after a powerful earthquake strikes," Vice President Jorge Glas said.  

No immediate threat of a tsunami for the western coast of the United States.  

This story is still developing.