QUITO, Ecuador, 11th July, 2016 (WAM) — Two strong quakes measuring 5.9 and 6.2 on the open-ended Richter scale struck the coast of Ecuador last night near Muisne and Quininde in the northwest of the country.

Officials and local media reported that the quakes were felt as far away as the cities of Esmeraldas, Santo Domingo and Quito.