A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Ecuador at 07:04 UTC on March 31. The agency is reporting a depth of 18.5 km (11.5 miles).
The epicenter was located 27km (17 miles) NNE of Santa Elena (population 42,214).
The quake was followed by four powerful aftershocks, the largest of which came at 07:28 UTC registering at M5.4.
More than 300,000 people are estimated to have felt strong shaking, 200,000 moderate and more than 3 million light.
No tsunami warnings were issued.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift