6.7-magnitude earthquake reported in Ecuador

May 18, 2016 9:12 AM

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QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake has hit Ecuador near the Pacific coast area where a devastating quake hit a month ago, knocking out power and rattling scared residents in their sleep but otherwise causing only limited damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday that the quake’s epicenter was 35 kilometers (21 miles) from the town of Muisne. It struck shortly before 3 a.m. local time and had a shallow depth of 32 kilometers below the earth’s surface.

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