Friday, January 19, 2018

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes In Gulf Of California - Along San Andreas Fault

6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes in Gulf of California near Sinaloa state, Mexico

A preliminary-magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Friday morning in the Gulf of California, just west of Mexico's Sinaloa state.

The offshore quake struck at 8:17 a.m. PT and was centered about 48 miles north-northeast of Loreto, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its depth was measured at 6 miles.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The area is a desert coastline dotted with small towns and fishing villages popular with U.S. tourists who park their recreational vehicles at seaside campsites.

"We've felt similar earthquakes," said Yolanda Vallejo, owner of Rivera del Mar RV Park in Loreto. "No damage. My plates didn't even fall over."

The US Geological Survey is reporting that a strong Magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck on the San Andreas fault, in the Gulf of California in Mexico.  The quake took place at a very shallow depth of only 10km and was widely felt.
Persons in southern California are now strongly cautioned that this earthquake has jarred the main fault-line which travels through California, likely disturbing seismic balances in the entire region, making a major earthquake in southern California quite likely within the next 24 hours.

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