July 26th, 2011
02:21 PM ET

Earthquake strikes off Mexican coast

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Tuesday morning in the Gulf of California, off the coast of northwestern Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake happened at 11:44 a.m. MT, just more than 50 miles southwest of Los Mochis, Mexico, and 588 miles south-southeast of Phoenix, Arizona, according to the USGS.

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  1. twinkies!

    An earthquake in mexico? Now who's gonna pick the fruit?

    July 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • lu3

      u should learn how to.......what an idiot

      July 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ajd041

    This article is a joke they're saying an earthquake happened before the right time and it happened in the middle of mexico near the coast??? That's so nonsensical its funny

    July 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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