Strong earthquake strikes off the coast of Mexico
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (BDCi) – A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico on Thursday, waking up residents living near the Gulf of California, only hours after a separate temblor swayed tall buildings in Mexico City, causing evacuations.
Authorities said neither quake left major damage or victims.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.9 magnitude quake hit the waters between the Baja peninsula and the northern state of Sonora.
It follows a 6.4 magnitude earthquake which struck a sparsely populated area in the mountains of western Mexico on Wednesday and caused multi-story buildings to sway more than 200 miles away in Mexico City.
Wednesday’s quake was the latest in a series of strong shakes to hit Mexico City since a powerful 7.4-magnitude quake hit southern Mexico three weeks ago.
By: Natania Levine
12 April 2012
9:06 a.m P.D.T