Magnitude-6.9 earthquake hits northern Mexico

October 21, 2010 22:02

MEXICO CITY — 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, causing fear but no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude of the quake was calculated as 6.9 and struck about 65 miles (105 kilometers) south of Los Mochis, a city just inland from the coast in Sinaloa.

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