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Magnitude-6 earthquake hits Gulf of California

Monday - 10/8/2012, 8:48am  ET

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This graphic from USGS shows the epicenter and scope of Tuesday's quake. (Courtesy USGS)

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A magnitude-6 earthquake has shaken the Gulf of California coast in Mexico, but there are no reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 11:26 p.m. Sunday local time (2:26 a.m. Monday EST; 0626 GMT) was centered 63 miles (102 kilometers) southwest of Los Mochis.

Local officials reported some panic, but no known damage.


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