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Strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico

By Andrew Moran     Oct 21, 2010 in World
Sinaloa - A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake has been reported in the Gulf of California in Mexico. There have been no immediate reports that the strong quake has caused damage or injuries.
On Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Mexico around the Gulf of California area. Three other moderate earthquakes preceded the strong one.
The earthquake was located 65 miles (105 km) south of Los Mochis, Sinaloa and 740 miles (1,200 km) northwest of Mexico City. The temblor’s depth was measured at 6.2 miles (10 km).
There have been no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or damages. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement that said there is no threat of a tsunami occurring in the region:
“Based on all available data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.”
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