Ecuador’s president is saying that 233 people are dead in the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
USA Today reported people running into the streets out of buildings that were swaying back and forth.
The quake’s epicenter was located 16 miles south-southeast of the coastal town of Muisine and 68 miles northwest of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, according to the USGS.
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Fuerte temblor en Quito pic.twitter.com/eyDcfYOGBS
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