Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Baja California coast
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning off the Mexican coast of Baja California, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s tsunami warning system.
The quake happened at 8:39 a.m. PT at a depth of 11.8 miles, according to the US Geological Survey. The epicenter was 24 miles from the coastal town of Vicente Guerrero and 122 miles from San Diego
In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
According to a recent three-year sample of data, an average of six earthquakes with magnitudes between 6.0 and 7.0 occur each year in the United States.
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