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Earthquake strikes off Mexican coast

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • No damages or injuries have been reported
  • The area frequently registers seismic activity
  • Officials measure the quake's magnitude as 5.9

(CNN) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Tuesday in the Gulf of California, off the coast of the Baja California Peninsula in northwestern Mexico, officials said.

The earthquake's epicenter was 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico's National Seismological Service said, and about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from Tijuana, Baja California.

No damages or injuries have been reported from the quake.

Regions in the U.S. state of California and the Mexican state of Baja California register frequent seismic activity due to the presence of the San Andreas Fault.

CNNMexico.com contributed to this report.

 
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