6.0 Earthquake hits Baja California

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6.0 Earthquake hits Baja California
(BDCi) –A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Sea of Cortez off Baja California.

The earthquake’s epicenter was 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico’s National Seismological Service said, and about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from Tijuana, Baja California.

The quake occurred at 11:44 a.m. local time (1744 GMT) at a depth of 3.1 miles. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Regions in the U.S. state of California and the Mexican state of Baja California register frequent seismic activity due to the presence of the San Andreas Fault.

By Janete Weinstein
Source Reuters/CNN
July 26, 2011
12:38 p.m. PDT

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