| 18 April 2024, Thursday |

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes the Gulf of California

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in the Gulf of California on Sunday.

The civil defense agency of Mexico stated that there were no initial reports of damage in the locations where the earthquake was felt, but advised boats and the local coastal population to exercise caution due to potential currents in ports.

According to EMSC, the quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles).

Shortly after the quake occurred, the U.S. Tsunami Warning system said there was no tsunami danger for the U.S. West Coast, British Columbia, or Alaska.

Small variations in sea water levels, of a few centimeters, may be detected in the region where the quake occurred, the Mexican civil defense office later said via Twitter.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) pegged the earthquake at a magnitude of 6.3.

  • Reuters