Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits northern Mexico
A powerful earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California on Thursday, causing people to flee into the streets in the western state of Sinaloa, but there were no reports of damage or injury.
The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported the magnitude of the quake as 6.9, but later in the day revised it to 6.7. It hit at 11:53 a.m. (1:53 p.m. EDT, 1753 GMT).
The same region was hit by three moderately powerful earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 5.5 to 5.8 Tuesday night and early Wednesday, but they caused no known damage.
Its always a good idea to check out the Worldwide Earthquake Map and today it looks very active. There were several large quakes in Chile, Philippines, Fiji Islands, and surrounding regions. Maybe earthquakes are about to make their presence known again. We'll see.