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    American Missing After Ecuador Earthquake Checks In
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    Gentri Thurlby.

    A 27-year-old Florida woman missing in Ecuador since the country's devastating earthquake last weekend has reached her family and told them she is safe, NBC News reported.

    Gentri Thurlby, who runs a tiki bar in the hard-hit northwest coastal region of the country, told her father via Facebook Monday night that she managed to flee her building and take shelter on a nearby beach, suffering only minor injuries from falling debris.

    "Just as she got outside, a balcony from the building actually fell on her. She got cut and thought she broke her arm, but it ended up just badly bruised," Richard Thurlby told NBC News.

    The death toll from Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake reached 413 by Monday night.