Museum submerged by sea after Ecuador earthquake

A museum on a pier in the coastal area of Ecuador's El Oro province was almost completely submerged after it collapsed during a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the country on Saturday (March 18).Known as the Puerto Bolivar Marine Museum, the site was more than 60 years old and held at least 5,000 marine artifacts, local media reported.At the site, people in boats were seen rescuing artifacts as curious locals lined up on the shore.The presidency's communication agency said the quake left 14 people dead, and more than 380 people were injured, largely in the El Oro province.The quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) measured at magnitude 6.8, struck at a depth of 66.4 km (41.3 miles) about 10 km (6.2 miles) from the city of Balao in the province of Guayas.The earthquake did not appear likely to generate a tsunami, authorities said.Reuters