A magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred near a port city in
Ecuador. At least 12 people were killed in the quake and several buildings collapsed.

Xinzheng is a journalist.


CCTV footage illuminating a family home in Ecuador stirs.

Grocery store vendors are startled by the sudden tremor and hurriedly evacuate outside.

A magnitude 80.18 earthquake occurred yesterday (6th) local time 8 km from Guayaquil, Ecuador's second largest city.

The depth of the earthquake is 66 km.

So far, 12 people have been killed in the quake, who were reportedly killed by a pile of collapsed buildings while staying inside their vehicles or unable to evacuate from collapsed buildings.

[Sisto Heras/Ecuador Cuenca City Fire Chief: Debris from a building collapsed by the earthquake hit the vehicle. Police rushed to clear the pile of the building, but a man was found dead inside the vehicle.]

In addition, several buildings in downtown Guayaquil were cracked, walls collapsed, and three vehicle tunnels were closed due to the risk of collapse.

Ecuadorian authorities have deployed firefighters to carry out rescue operations, but the quake has disrupted communications and power.

An earthquake was also detected in northern Peru, which borders Ecuador, but so far there have been no casualties.

(Video editing by Kim Byung-jik)