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6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Santa Elena, southwestern Ecuador

Christian Fernsby |
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted near Santa Elena, a town in southwestern Ecuador at 0704 GMT on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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The epicenter, with a depth of 18.52 km, was initially determined to be at 1.9858 degrees south latitude and 80.8081 degrees west longitude.


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