Strong earthquake strikes off the coast of Mexico

17 Apr
A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico on Thursday, waking up residents living near the Gulf of California, only hours after a separate temblor swayed tall buildings in Mexico City, causing evacuations.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.9 magnitude quake hit the waters between the Baja peninsula and the northern state of Sonora at 12:15 a.m. local time.The temblor was centered 82 miles northeast of Guerrero Negro, and 133 miles west of Hermosillo, and it hit some 6.4 miles below the surface.

It follows a 6.4 magnitude quake which struck a sparsely populated area in the mountains of western Mexico on Wednesday, and caused multi-story buildings to sway more than 200 miles away in Mexico City.



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