USGS says magnitude-6.6 quake hits Gulf of California

AP News
Posted: Sep 13, 2015 10:10 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake shook communities along the Gulf of California on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.6 quake struck at 1:14 a.m. local time at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The offshore epicenter was 48 miles (79 kilometers) south-southwest of Los Mochis.

It was preceded by two other earthquakes of magnitude 4.9 and 5.3.

Mexico's national coordinator of civil protection, Luis Felipe Puente, sent a tweet saying that there were no immediate reports of damage in Sinaloa state, where Los Mochis lies, or in Baja California Sur on the other side of the gulf.

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Mexico, which lies on three tectonic plates, is one of the world's most seismically active regions.


This story has corrected the time of the earthquake to 1:14 a.m. instead of p.m.