Earthquake Strikes Off Ecuador

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 6.0, has struck off the coast of Ecuador, less than a week after a major quake killed over 500 people in the country.

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude struck off Ecuador’s disaster-stricken coast on Thursday, as survivors from Saturday’s deadly quake clamored for food, water and medicine in parts of the disaster zone.

The latest quake hit about 100 km (62 miles) north-northwest of Portoviejo and at a depth of 10 km (six miles), said the US Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage and there was no tsunami warning.

President Rafael Correa said that three aftershocks were registered on Thursday night, adding a message of strength and solidarity with the people of his country.

Saturday’s deadly quake was recorded at magnitude 7.8 and killed 587 people.

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