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Powerful 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Ecuador's Coast

(CNN) A magnitude-7.8 earthquake occurred Saturday evening on the coast of Ecuador, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The tremor was recorded at a depth of 19.2 kilometers (11.9 miles).

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the capital of Quito, located 173 kilometers (108 miles) from the epicenter of the earthquake.

    A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck Ecuador in August 2010.

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