A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake was reported off the coast of Ecuador on early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the Zemblor found about 3 miles (about 16 miles north) instead of Santa Elena on the coast.
According to the agency, the earthquake struck at a depth of about 11 miles. The Seismological Center European-Mediterranean reported that there were numerous aftershocks even after the first earthquake.
7.5 US earthquake strikes near the border between ECUADOR and PERU
No damage has been reported so far, but some people reported that they were awakened from their sleep by shaking along the so-called "Ring of Fire" of the Pacific, a 25,000-mile long horseshoe-shaped ring that was noisy USGS accounts for about 90 percent of the world's earthquakes.
This region contains most subduction zones of the Earth, where oceanic plates slide beneath the lighter continental plates. As a rule, earthquakes occur when these plates scrape or fall apart, and when this happens at sea, tsunamis can occur.
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The region also contains 452 volcanoes covering more than 75 percent of the active and dormant volcanoes in the world.
Chris Ciaccia of Fox News contributed to this report.