A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck the Gulf of California Friday morning. No immediate damage was reported, according to the Associated Press.
The earthquake struck the waters between Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico, about 48 miles off the coast of Loreto, Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake shook at a depth of about 6 miles. Loreto, which has a population of about 11,000, was the town closest to the quake. It is known for attracting American tourists who often camp in recreational vehicles along the coastline.
The city of Hermosillo (capital of the state of Sonora), which has a population of nearly 600,000, was 167 miles away from the center of the earthquake.
An aftershock struck nearby about half an hour later with a magnitude of 4.5. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s tsunami warning system reported no warning, advisory, watch or threat of a tsunami as of Friday at around 11 a.m.
Source: Yahoo News
more recommended stories
Government of Quintana Roo issues official statement on Tulum case
IOWA FAMILY DIED OF “ASPHYXIATION FROM.
Yucatecan Francisco Cantón as the subject of a historical novel
“To know our history is to.
American family who died in Mexico ‘went to sleep and never woke up,’ cousin says
The four members of an Iowa family who.
Criminals break into schools in Acapulco, steal and cut victims’ hair
On Tuesday March 20, four men broke.
Infrastructure, the big challenge for the next state administration in Yucatán
“The next state government of Yucatan.
Iowa family found dead in Tulum Hotel
The Creston Police Department told WHO-TV that four.
Undocumented Single Mother Faces Deportation in Four Days: Montrealers Outraged at Failure of Sanctuary City
Montreal, March 23 2018 — Montrealers.
Campeche and Yucatán present at Expo ANTAD 2018
Exhibitors that participated in Expo ANTAD.
Mexican women mobilize against sexist violence
In hat and police suit, with.
Hubikú Ecopark: nature, gastronomy and Maya tradition in one place
Located in the municipality of Temozón,.