6.9 quake shakes Ecuador

A 6.9 magnitude quake has struck Ecuador in a region south-east of Quito, the US Geological Survey said.

No tsunami was believed generated by the quake, whose epicentre was 96 miles from Quito, in the centre of the country.

The agency twice revised its estimate of the magnitude of the quake, from 6.9 to 7.2 and then back to a 6.9 magnitude.