Breaking News!!: Muisne, Ecuador: Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Muisne, Ecuador.

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Breaking News!!: Muisne, Ecuador: Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Muisne, Ecuador.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Muisne, Ecuador at 6:58pm local time (4:58pm PT) on Saturday, April 16th, 2016.

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The earthquake has killed at least 77 people, hundreds of people injured, and spreading panic hundreds of miles away as it collapsed homes and buckled a major overpass.

On social media, residents shared photos of homes collapsed, the roof of a shopping center coming apart, and supermarket shelves shaking violently.

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The airport in Muisne, Ecuador was closed after the control tower collapsed, injuring an air force official.

Hydroelectric dams and oil pipelines in the OPEC-member nation were shut down as a precautionary measure.

** More information is still coming into ZachNews. **

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