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Strong earthquake shakes coastal Ecuador; no word on damage

A strong earthquake shook Ecuador on Saturday, but there was no immediate word on damage or injuries, APA reports citing Al Arabiya.

The US Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 in the country’s coastal Guayas region. It was centered about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s second-largest city.

Videos shared on social media show people gathering on the streets of Guayaquil and nearby communities.

The earthquake was also felt in northern Peru.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency