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Earth on “quake mode” again

Rescue workers search the rubble after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Gauyaquil, Ecuador on April 17, 2016. 
At least 235 people were killed when a powerful earthquake struck Ecuador, destroying buildings and a bridge and sending terrified residents scrambling from their homes, authorities said Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA
Rescue workers search the rubble after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Gauyaquil, Ecuador on April 17, 2016. At least 235 people were killed when a powerful earthquake struck Ecuador, destroying buildings and a bridge and sending terrified residents scrambling from their homes, authorities said Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA
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Rescue workers search the rubble after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Gauyaquil, Ecuador on April 17, 2016. At least 235 people were killed when a powerful earthquake struck Ecuador, destroying buildings and a bridge and sending terrified residents scrambling from their homes, authorities said Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA
Rescue workers search the rubble after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Gauyaquil, Ecuador on April 17, 2016.
At least 235 people were killed when a powerful earthquake struck Ecuador, destroying buildings and a bridge and sending terrified residents scrambling from their homes, authorities said Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA
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Ecuadorean Veronica Paladines, removes rubble in search for her husband at Tarqui neigbourhood in Manta, Ecuador on April 17, 2016 a day after a powerful quake hit the country. The toll from the big earthquake in Ecuador rose on Sunday to 246 dead and 2,527 people injured, the country's vice president said. / AFP PHOTO / Luis ACOSTA
Ecuadorean Veronica Paladines, removes rubble in search for her husband at Tarqui neigbourhood in Manta, Ecuador on April 17, 2016 a day after a powerful quake hit the country.
The toll from the big earthquake in Ecuador rose on Sunday to 246 dead and 2,527 people injured, the country’s vice president said. / AFP PHOTO / Luis ACOSTA
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A woman stands in front of her damaged house in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 15, 2016, after a 6.5-magnitude quake struck the southwestern island of Kyushu on April 14. Rescuers searched through rubble for possible survivors on April 15 after a powerful earthquake in southern Japan left at least nine people dead and hundreds injured, though officials said the toll was unlikely to rise dramatically. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI
A woman stands in front of her damaged house in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 15, 2016, after a 6.5-magnitude quake struck the southwestern island of Kyushu on April 14.
Rescuers searched through rubble for possible survivors on April 15 after a powerful earthquake in southern Japan left at least nine people dead and hundreds injured, though officials said the toll was unlikely to rise dramatically. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI
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An aerial view shows damaged Kyushu highway in the city of Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 15, 2016, after a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu the day before. The strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck at 9:26 pm (1226 GMT) on April 14 in Kumamoto, central Kyushu killing nine people and collapsing homes, sparking fires and injuring hundreds, officials as rescuers worked through the night to find residents feared trapped in rubble. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by JIJI PRESS has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [MASHIKI] instead of [KUMAMOTO]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”
An aerial view shows damaged Kyushu highway in the city of Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 15, 2016, after a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu the day before. The strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck at 9:26 pm (1226 GMT) on April 14 in Kumamoto, central Kyushu killing nine people and collapsing homes, sparking fires and injuring hundreds, officials as rescuers worked through the night to find residents feared trapped in rubble. JIJI PRESS / AFP
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A vehicle crashed under the rubble is seen in one of Ecuador's worst-hit towns, Pedernales, a day after a 7.8-magnitude quake hit the country, on April 17, 2016. Rescuers in Ecuador raced to dig out victims trapped under the rubble of homes and hotels on Sunday after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed at least 246. / AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIA
A vehicle crashed under the rubble is seen in one of Ecuador’s worst-hit towns, Pedernales, a day after a 7.8-magnitude quake hit the country, on April 17, 2016.
Rescuers in Ecuador raced to dig out victims trapped under the rubble of homes and hotels on Sunday after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed at least 246. / AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIA
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