Mexico coast gets hit by 6.0 quake

6.0-magnitude quake hits area off Mexico coast

Mon Oct 8, 2012 9:24AM GMT

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale has jolted an area in the Gulf of California off the Mexican coast.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake occurred at 11:26 p.m. Sunday (0626 GMT Monday) and was centered 45 miles southwest of the town of Topolobampo, Sinaloa.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the temblor.

On March 20, a powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale hit Mexico’s southwest, near the tourist resort of Acapulco. The powerful quake killed two people and damaged about 13,500 homes.

According to Mexico’s National Seismological Service, an average of 7 quakes with a magnitude larger than 3.0, hit the North American country each day.

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