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    Parts of Ecuador are along the dreaded Ring of Fire. | Photo: USGS

Published 12 March 2018

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 14 kilometers off the coast Fernandina island.

A tremor measuring 5.2 in magnitude hit Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported.

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The epicenter of the earthquake was located 14 kilometers off the coast Fernandina island. The tremor struck at about 10:00 p.m. local time. There have been no reports of damage or injuries so far.

Fernandina Island is the third largest island of the Galapagos. The island is a shield volcano that has been erupting since April 11, 2009. A shield volcano is a type of volcano usually built almost entirely of fluid lava flows.

Parts of Ecuador are along the dreaded Ring of Fire – an area in the Pacific Ocean which has a large number of seismic and volcanic activity.


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