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6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Ecuador



A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on Wednesday near the area where a 7.8 quake last month killed hundreds of people and caused widespread damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was 21 miles from the town of Muisne in western Ecuador.

Rafael Correa, Ecuador's president, tweeted there were no early reports of damage. There were also no immediate reports of injuries.

It comes just over a month after a quake on April 16 in the same Pacific coast area killed 660 people and left thousands homeless.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Honolulu said a tsunami was not expected off the coast of Ecuador.

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