Magnitude 6 earthquake hits Ecuador, close to weekend's 7.8 quake zone

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Baku, April 22, AZERTAC

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude struck off Ecuador's disaster-stricken coast on Thursday, as survivors of an earlier deadly quake that killed 587 people clamored for food, water and medicine in parts of the disaster zone, according to Reuters.

The latest quake hit about 100 km (62 miles) north-northwest of Portoviejo and at a depth of 10 km (six miles), said the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage and there was no tsunami warning.

President Rafael Correa said on Twitter that three aftershocks were registered on Thursday night, adding "have strength!".

Saturday's deadly quake was a massive 7.8 magnitude.

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