Earthquake Strikes Off Ecuador

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 6.2, has struck off the coast of Ecuador, just days after an earthquake killed at least 480 people in the country.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck off the coast of Ecuador, according to the US Geological Survey.

Wednesday’s tremor was centred offshore, about 44 miles from the Pacific coast town Esmeraldas at a depth of six miles, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

It comes days after the deadly 7.8 magnitude quake which flattened towns, killing 480 people and injuring a further 4,600. At least 11 foreigners are believed to be among the dead following that quake, according to officials.

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