At 11:15 we were awakened by the room sort of bubbling along...We've been in dozen of earthquakes and none were like this one. Just about a minute of steady shaking...no spikes and no let up...Just enough to wake you up, say to your partner "that's an earthquake" and then roll over and go to sleep. Here's the news article:
WASHINGTON -- A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck southern Ecuador near the border with Peru on Thursday, a day after a deadly temblor rocked northern Chile, the US Geological Survey reported.
The USGS said the earthquake's epicenter was 119 kilometers (74 miles) deep and 243 kilometers (151 miles) southeast of Ecuador's capital Quito.
The US agency reported that the earthquake had a 6.3-magnitude and put its epicenter in the Colombia-Ecuador border region.
We're not too far from the Columbia-Ecuaddor border, but I would say what we felt was about a 3.0.
So...off we go to class, with the car loaded, and plan to head due east to Quevedo to spend the night...