Powerful 7.4 earthquake rocks Ecuador: USGS

QUITO, Ecuador (AFP) – A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, as a tsumani warning was also issued for local coasts.

“Based on the preliminary eartquake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 kilometers of the earthquake epicenter,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

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