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    The US Geological Survey reported that a strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.0 struck west of Ecuador.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.0 struck west of Ecuador, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Saturday.

    The shallow quake was registered at 22:29 GMT, the agency said. The epicenter lied almost 20 miles northwest from the coastal city of Bahia at a depth of 6.2 miles.

    There were no reports of damage or casualties.

    In April 2016, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed hundreds of people, injuring over 12,000 and causing serious damage along the country’s Pacific coast.

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