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New Delhi: A 7.2 magnitude struck near the western coast of Ecuador on Wednesday. The quake might trigger a Tsunami warning in the Pacific region. 
 
So far, no casualties have been reported. Further reports are awaited from the South American region. The country has been recently hit by a series of devastating quakes that killed dozens of people in the past month. 
 
Earlier on Wednesday, an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hit western Ecuador, with the epicentre near Rosa Zarate, the US Geological Survey said.
 
The epicentre, at a depth of 10 km, was initially determined at 0.416 degrees north latitude and 79.764 degrees west longitude, sources reported.
 
The quake occurred in the same zone where a 7.8 magnitude tremor killed at least 660 people and injured over 4,000 others in April. It caused electricity blackout in some coastal areas.
 
 
First Published | 18 May 2016 11:02 PM
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