6.6 magnitude quake hits Gulf of California

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has hit in the Gulf of California.

It says the earthquake struck Sunday at 1:14 a.m. local time at a depth of 6 miles. The epicenter is 37 miles south-southwest of Topolobampo, Mexico.

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The U.S. National Weather Service tweeted that no tsunami is expected from the earthquake.


Mexico, which lies on three tectonic plates, is one of the world’s most seismically active regions.


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