The Latest: Expert: Ecuador's Quake 6x Strong Than Japan's

April 17, 2016 9:56 AM

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Ecuador's earthquake is about six times stronger and has released more energy than the one in Japan a day before.

David Rothery, a professor of planetary geosciences at The Open University, northeast of London, says the total energy released by the magnitude-7.8 quake Saturday in Ecuador was "probably about 20 times greater" than the magnitude-7.0 quake in Japan on Friday.

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