Strong earthquake strikes off the coast of Mexico

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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
Courtesy: news.yahoo.com
Photo: news.yahoo.com
12 April 2012
9:06 a.m P.D.T

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