Rescue workers stand next to a car crushed by debris after an earthquake in Cuenca, Ecuador, Saturday, March 18, 2023. AP
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 12:12 local time (17:12 GMT), with its epicenter 52 miles (85 kilometers) northeast of the Peruvian city of Zarumilla, near the border with Ecuador, the National Seismological Center of Peru reported.
Hernando Tavera, head of Peru's seismic institute, told RPP radio that the epicenter was off the coast of Ecuador's largest city Guayaquil.
"As far as we know, there is no significant damage to buildings or people," he added.