6.9 Quake off Gulf of California, no tsunami threat

October 21, 2010, 8:46 AM HST · Updated October 21, 9:43 AM
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A ‎6.9 magnitude earthquake occurred off the Gulf of California at 7:53 this morning (Thursday, October 21, 2010). There is no destructive tsunami threat based on historical data. Details of the quake are provided below:

Region:                            GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Geographic coordinates:            24.843N, 109.171W
Magnitude:                        6.9 Mw
Depth:                            10 km
Universal Time (UTC):             21 Oct 2010  17:53:14
Time near the Epicenter:          21 Oct 2010  11:53:14
Local standard time (HST): 21 Oct 2010  07:53:14

Map of Gulf of Mexico Quake courtesy USGS.

Location with respect to nearby cities:
105 km (65 miles) S (191 degrees) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
106 km (66 miles) SSW (210 degrees) of Gabriel Leyva Solano, Sinaloa, Mexico
107 km (66 miles) SSW (199 degrees) of Juan José Ríos, Sinaloa, Mexico
1147 km (713 miles) SE (136 degrees) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

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