Earthquake hits Gulf of California off Mexican coast, while Nevada declares state of emergency after strong quake – Straight.com

Earthquake hits Gulf of California off Mexican coast, while Nevada declares state of emergency after strong quake – Straight.com

A large offshore earthquake rumbled near the Gulf of California off the west coast of Mexico early this morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 6.1-magnitude seismic event at 2:46 a.m. local time (1:46 a.m. B.C. time) today (May 22).

The epicentre, at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), was located 171 kilometres (106 miles) southeast of La Playa, Mexico; 174 kilometres (108 miles) southeast of San Jos del Cabo, Mexico; and 188 kilometres (117 miles) southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

A tsunami warning was not issued.

U.S. Geological Survey

Meanwhile, in the wake of a 6.5-magnitude earthquake in western Nevada on May 15, several hundred temblors have been taking place between Reno and Las Vegas, including a 4.5-magnitude aftershock and 5.0-magnitude quake that occurred on May 20.

The quake caused damage to three highways, including a major route between Reno and Las Vegas, and Nevada declared a state of emergency on May 21.

A 6.5-magnitude quake struck western
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