Western Ecuador Hit By 6.7 Magnitude Quake; No Damage Reported

Only some “small damages” have been caused.

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A 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador early Wednesday morning. (Photo: USGS)
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Ecuador’s coast overnight in the same zone where a 7.8 tremor killed more than 650 people last month.

  • There was no report of significant damage from Wednesday’s quake, which cut electricity in some coastal areas and sent people running into the streets as far away as the highland capital Quito, witnesses said.

  • President Rafael Correa said the epicentre was the fishing village of Mompiche on the Pacific coast, and only some “small damages” had been caused.

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