USGS: Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes western Ecuador

In this May 14, 2016 photo, Yaritza wears a donated dress at the "Nueva Esperanza," or New Hope shelter set up for people displaced by the 7.8 earthquake that hit one month ago in Pedernales, Ecuador. A group of volunteer clowns came to the camp to entertain the kids, where she got her face painted with a butterfly design. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) – Two earthquakes struck Ecuador’s coast on Wednesday, leading to one death and light damage in the same region where a magnitude 7.8 tremor killed more than 650 people last month. Wednesday’s tremors, measuring 6.7 and 6.8 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, cut electricity in some coastal areas and sent people running into the streets as far away as the highland capital of Quito, witnesses said. President Rafael Correa said the epicenter of the first one overnight was the fishing village of Mompiche on the Pacific coast, about 368 km (229 miles) from Quito.

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