HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two large earthquakes struck off the coast of Ecuador within 12 hours, but they were not strong enough to generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The first quake, measured at a magnitude of 6.7, hit Tuesday at around 10 p.m. HST about 21 miles west-northwest of Rosa Zarate, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The second quake, which struck at 6:47 a.m. HST Wednesday, was measured a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 about 18 miles west-southwest of Rosa Zarate.
These temblors come a month after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the country as one of its worst natural disaster, killing more than 650 and leaving more than 28,000 people homeless. That was followed by hundreds of aftershocks, at least five of them magnitude 6.0 or higher.
There were no reports of any fatalities or major injuries.