Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits eastern Ecuador

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ECUADOR -

The U.S. Geological Survey says a very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck eastern Ecuador close to its border with Peru.

The USGS said Friday morning's quake was near the town of Montalvo, Ecuador, at a depth of 132 kilometers, nearly 17 kilometers south of the town of Montalvo.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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