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Thursday, October 21, 2010

NEWS - 6.9 Quake just hit Gulf of Cali/Mexico

Magnitude 6.9 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA
2010 October 21 17:53:14 UTC

A 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Has Struck Off the Coast of Mexico's Baja California

There have been no reports of damage or injuries at this time, but the 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of 10km around 11am local time.

It struck at a distance of 105km from Los Mochis, Sinaloa and 1147km from Tijuana, Mexico.

We will update this post if more information becomes available.

Earthquake Details

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude
6.9
Date-Time
Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 17:53:14 UTC
Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:53:14 AM at epicenter

Location
24.843°N, 109.171°W
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Distances
105 km (65 miles) S of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
125 km (75 miles) SW of Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico
140 km (85 miles) NE of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
1200 km (740 miles) WNW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 6.1 km (3.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters
NST=187, Nph=187, Dmin=843.1 km, Rmss=1.17 sec, Gp=133°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6

Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D), http://earthquake.usgs.gov/