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U.S. Geographical Survey

Strong Earthquake Kills Dozens In Ecuador

The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.8.

By Samantha Crook | April 16, 2016

Ecuador's vice president told media outlets at least 28 people were killed after an earthquake shook the country's northwest coast Saturday.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.8.

And a tsunami warning was also issued in Ecuador.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the coast of Ecuador could see hazardous waves, and less hazardous waves could hit the coasts of Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Peru.

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