6.7-magnitude earthquake and strong aftershocks hit Ecuador in the same area than the deadly M7.8 one month ago

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A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Ecuador on may 18, 2016.

And that right in the same area affected by the deadly earthquake on April 16, 2016.

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via USGS

At the moment it is unknown whether the quake, which occurred at 2.57 local time (7.57 UTC), has caused casualties or serious damage, although it has been felt strongly in Quito and in neighboring Colombia.

The epicenter of the quake is situated near the border between the provinces of Esmeraldas and Manabi, the most affected by the last April’s earthquake.

In the series of 10 aftershocks, five tremors were recorded at magnitudes greater than M4.5 (M5.8, M5.4, M4.8, M4.6).

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via IGEPN

In several districts of the Ecuadorian capital people left their homes and gathered on public places. Power cuts have been reported in the area of the earthquake.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any warnings.

Un seísmo de magnitud 6,7 sacude Ecuador tras un mes del terremoto

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