Ecuador's President Rafael Correa speaks near U.S. filmmaker Stone during local release of "South of the Border" in Quito
This very large earthquake just happened at 6:54 A.M., local time in Ecuador this morning, Thursday, 8.12.10. Because it occurred 131 miles deep beneath the Amazon Rainforest, it only caused buildings to sway 110 miles SE of the capitol, Quito. However, I am wondering if any TOURISTS were in the Amazon jungle, close to the epicenter? 90 miles East of Ambito. Since Ecuador borders Peru, those residents near the NW and Northern areas of Peru most likely felt it.
How does an earthquake throw the ecological balance off in such a complicated place as the Amazon Rain Forest?