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Magnitude 7.7 Quake Hits Southeast of Ecuador - USGS

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The United States Geological Survey has reported a 7.7-magnitude earthquake that struck 224 kilometres east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador, on 22 February.

The Peru-Ecuador border region has suffered a major 7.5-magnitude earthquake, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre and 7.7 magnitude according to the United States Geological Survey.

Witnesses have reported of feeling the tremors in various cities in the border area with neighbouring Ecuador, according to Bluradio.

The earthquake's epicentre was located at a depth of 132 kilometres. The shocks were registered 132 kilometres southeast of Palora, Ecuador.

There were no reports of damage or casualties.

READ MORE: Powerful 6.4-Magnitude Quake Strikes Papua New Guinea — USGS

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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