Magnitude 6.8 earthquake shakes Ecuador

STORY: A strong earthquake shook a coastal region of Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday (March 18).

It damaged homes, schools and medical centers.

At least 14 people were killed and more than 380 injured in the quake, according to the Ecuadorian presidency's communication agency, largely in the El Oro province.

The quake was measured at magnitude 6.8 and did not appear likely to generate a tsunami, authorities said.

This was the moment shoppers ran from a supermarket in Guayaquil when the quake hit.

This museum on a pier in the coastal area of Ecuador's El Oro province was almost completely submerged after it collapsed as a result.

Dozens of homes have been destroyed.

Many roadways were blocked by landslides caused by the earthquake.

The Santa Rosa airport suffered minor damage, but remained in operation.

The initial quake was followed by two weaker aftershocks in the following hour, according to the Geophysics Institute of Ecuador.