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Released: 10/3/1995

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A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred near the Peru/Ecuador border, in Ecuador, on Mon., Oct. 2, 1995, at 9:51 p.m. EDT (8:51 p.m. local time in S.A.), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was centered about 80 miles east of Cuenca, in Ecuador, or 175 miles southeast of Quito, the capitol of Equador.

The initial earthquake was followed by a magnitude 5.6 aftershock at 9:57 p.m. EDT (8:57 p.m. local time).

The USGS did not receive any immediate reports of damage or injuries. The earthquake was felt as far away as Colombia, S.A.

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