Earthquake Strikes Gulf of California

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, January 19, 2018

The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in the Gulf of California on Friday.

The quake occurred at 4:17 pm local time at a depth of 10 km.

It was about 78.1 km north-northeast of Loreto, Mexico.

The area is a desert coastline dotted with small towns and fishing villages popular with U.S. tourists.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Mexican federal emergency services said there were no tsunami risk.

The Team

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