Two quakes strike Ecuador's northwest coast

| Monday, July 11, 2016 - 09:25
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Equador, quito, Esmeraldas, earthquake, tremor

The epicentre of the quake was near Esmeraldas town

Quito: Preliminary magnitudes of 5.9 and 6.2 two strong earthquakes struck Ecuador's north-west coast on Sunday.

The epicentre of the quake was near Esmeraldas town in north-west of the capital Quito.

Reports said the first earthquake struck at 9:01 pm local time on Sunday was centred about 51 kilometers (31 miles) south of Esmeraldas. The second but stronger earthquake struck the same region at around 9:11 pm local time.

The tremors prompted many people to flee out onto the streets.

No casualties or damage were reported.

In April, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake leaving hundreds of people dead and injuring over 27,000. The quake caused severe damage along the country's Pacific coast.

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Two quakes strike Equador's northwest coast.

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