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A huge earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador on Saturday. Here's what we know so far:
- A 7.8 magnitude tremor struck off the Pacific coast, killing 77 people and injuring more than 570
- A national emergency has been declared by President Rafael Correa and the national guard deployed
- There has been widespread damage, particularly in western coastal areas, with many people feared trapped under collapsed buildings
- The quake struck early evening at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles)
- It was the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador since 1979
- There have been reports of looting amid the chaos
Ecuador's vice president Jorge Glas has said the death toll in Ecuador's most powerful earthquake for decades has risen to 41.
The 7.8 magnitude tremor struck off the Pacific coast. Glas warned the toll could rise in the coming hours.
A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, creating the possibility of dangerous waves along the coasts of Ecuador and Colombia.
The quake, graded at 7.8 magnitude by the US Geological Survey, was centred just off the coast of Ecuador 107 miles from the capital, Quito.
"Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km of the epicenter along the coasts of Ecuador and Colombia," the warning center said.
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