Ecuador quake triggers deadly landslides

Tucked in the Andean mountains, the city of Quito, Ecuador was named South America's leading destination of 2014. A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Ecuadoran capital Quito Tuesday, triggering landslides that killed at least two people and violently shaking buildings and homes. Another eight people were injured and three others trapped in the landslides at quarries on the outskirts of Quito, the country’s risk management agency said on Twitter. Authorities closed roads around the capital in case of more landslides, and also shut the Quito airport. The quake lasted more than 20 seconds and caused panic in Quito, where residents evacuated buildings after it struck at 2:58 pm (1958 GMT).

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