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Strong Quake Strikes Disaster-Hit Ecuador

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Ecuador has been hit by a magnitude 6 earthquake - less than a week after a magnitude 7.8 quake killed 587 people.

The latest quake struck about 62 miles (100km) north-northwest of Portoviejo and at a depth of 6 miles (10km), said the US Geological Survey.

President Rafael Correa said on Twitter that three aftershocks were registered on Thursday night.

There has been no immediate word on injuries or damage. No tsunami warning has been issued.

It follows Saturday's quake, the worst to hit the South American country in nearly four decades.

The official death toll from that quake has been rising, with scores of people still missing.

President Correa has estimated the damage at $2bn to $3bn.

Dozens of foreign aid workers and experts have arrived and 14,000 security personnel have been keeping order amid fears of looting.

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