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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes disaster-hit Ecuador: USGS

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A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude struck Ecuador on Thursday, as the country was still struggling to recover from a deadly quake that killed 587 people, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

[QUITO] A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude struck Ecuador on Thursday, as the country was still struggling to recover from a deadly quake that killed 587 people, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake's epicentre was 100 km (62 miles) north-northwest of Portoviejo and at a depth of 10 km (six miles), said the USGS.

A massive 7.8 magnitude quake hit Ecuador on Saturday.

REUTERS