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6.8 earthquake hits Gulf of California; no tsunami danger

October 19, 2013|From Los Angeles Times Staff

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the Gulf of California on Saturday, but officials  said there was no danger of a tsunami in the western U.S..

The temblor struck about 47 miles offshore southwest of Etchoropo in Mexico's Sonora state and about 500 miles south of Phoenix, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It was felt in several coastal cities, according to the USGS.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake would not cause tsunami activity in California, but it said larger waves were possible closer to the epicenter.


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