A Richter scale 7.1 earthquake hit Ecuador at about 7am this morning. The epicentre was about 175 km southeast of Quito and its depth was 211 km. Thank God that there was little damage done because the epicentre was very deep. So far there has been no death and only one person is injured. We felt nothing and only knew about it when my friend in New York asked me how I was affected by the earthquake.