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SNAP, CRACKLE, POP: Ecuador rocked by another huge earthquake- Is the BIG ONE on the way?|

DISASTER-STRUCK Ecuador has been hit by another huge earthquake, just a month after the Latin American country was rocked by tremors which claimed the lives of more than 600 people.


A quake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck 34 kilometres north of Rosa Zarate in the northwest of the country.

Despite electricity being cut locally and “small damages”, there were no reports of injuries, death or widespread destruction.

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa moved to reassure his countrymen by tweeting “keep calm everyone”, and stating that there was no threat of a tsunami.

The earthquake struck the South American country at what could be the worst time, with it still reeling in fear from the massive 7.8 magnitude that hit the South American country on April 16, leaving a total of 659 people dead.

It was felt around the Andean nation of 16 million people, causing panic as far away as the highland capital Quito and collapsing buildings and roads in a swath of western towns.

Ecuador’s vice president Jorge Glas said more than 2,500 people were injured as a result of the first quake.

It follows a spate of seismic


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