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article image6.9 quake hits Gulf of California & 7.0 quake hits Mexico City

By Anne Sewell     Apr 12, 2012 in World
Guerrero Negro - Following closely on the heels of the 8.6 earthquake off Indonesia, Mexico's Gulf of California has just experienced a 6.9 earthquake.
Digital Journal reported yesterday on the earthquake off the Indonesian coast, followed by a tsunami warning, which was subsequently lifted.
And earlier in the month, there was a report of a 6.3 earthquake striking Mexico.
And now there are reports of a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hitting Mexico's California peninsula.
The epicenter of the tremor was 10.3 kms below the surface, and it occurred 133 kms from the town of Guerrero Negro.
No information is available as yet of the consequences of the earthquake.
On Wednesday, it was also reported that an earthquake had hit Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, Mexico City. People ran from the buildings and there were no reports of major damage.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this quake was 7.0 magnitude and struck the western state of Michoacan at a depth of 40.8 miles.
Mexico had also experienced a 7.4 earthquake on March 20, 2012, which struck southwest Mexico, killing 2 and injuring 13 people, and damaging thousands of homes.
That earthquake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks and ended with the April 2 earthquake which struck central and southwestern Mexico on April 2.
Digital Journal reported earlier that the number of earthquakes worldwide is increasing.
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