An earthquake with a 6.7 magnitude struck western Ecuador early on Wednesday.
According to the US Geographical Survey, the quake’s epicentre was 36 miles south of the city of Esmeraldas, at a depth of 6.2 miles.
Prelim M6.7 earthquake near the coast of Ecuador May-18 07:57 UTC, updates https://t.co/Z97W3OdNun
— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) May 18, 2016
There have been no reports of significant damage, though electricity was cut in some coastal areas.
Lat month, an extremely destructive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country in one of Ecuador’s worst disasters for nearly seven decades. More than 650 people were killed and over 16,000 injured.
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