6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Western Mexico

January 19, 2018 Updated: January 19, 2018

A major earthquake struck in the Gulf of California near Baja California, Mexico, at 8:17 a.m., Friday, Jan. 19, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The preliminary 6.3-magnitude quake hit about 50 miles south of the city of Guaymas, Mexico, the agency said.

The temblor hit at a depth of 6 miles.

It’s not clear if there were any reports of damage or injuries.

It comes a few months after a severe, 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City, killing hundreds of people and toppling buildings.

Mexico is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the world’s most seismically active region. The ring is a chain of active volcanoes and earthquake-prone spots running around the Pacific Ocean. The USGS estimates that about 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes occur along the ring.

From NTD.tv


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