Ecuador coast hit by two earthquakes; one dead

People gather on the streets minutes after a tremor was felt in Quito
People gather on the streets minutes after a tremor was felt in Quito, Ecuador May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Granja

Two earthquakes struck Ecuador’s coast on Wednesday, leading to one death and light damage in the same region where a magnitude 7.8 tremor killed more than 650 people last month.

Wednesday’s tremors, measuring 6.7 and 6.8 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, cut electricity in some coastal areas and sent people running into the streets as far away as the highland capital of Quito, witnesses said.  Continue reading…

 

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