October 21st, 2010
02:15 PM ET

6.9 magnitude quake strikes Mexico's Pacific Coast

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Mexico's Pacific Coast, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Thursday.

The quake, which registered at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers), was centered between southern Baja California and the Mexican state of Sinaloa, about 60 miles from the cities of Guasave and Gabriel Leyva Solano in Sinaloa, the USGS said.

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  1. NA

    The LORD shakes the foundations of the earth. In the DAY Messiah returns the cities of the world will fall down and the ocean floors raised up. The mouth of the LORD has spoken it so it shall be. Who shall not fear HIM? Isaiah 40:4-5, Matthew 24:29-31, Rev. 1:7, 16:19.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Buck

    It's tiffany hartley's fault!

    October 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. elreydelostacuaches

    pepon. y tu mama tambien

    October 21, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Uglymirror

    Let this be a reminder that while OBAMA may have his “retribution” plan to Bomb innocent people in Pakistan, God may have his own “retribution” plan and these (hurricanes, earthquakes, mortgage crises) are the signs that should NOT be missed by any nation as NO nation has ever been able to survive GODsmacks. (keywords Pelphs Godsmack )

    October 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Holly

    What a bunch of babies here arguing...sheeeh! No earthquake is fun to go through, even if they are "tremors'. I have thankfully lived through many, and the little ones are not so bad, but in the back of your mind, if you are smart, you will be wondering if it is a foreshock or not. The best thing to do is to stop arguing or being "holier than there", and start preparting. It never hurts to be prepared for earthquakes, tornadoes, or any major or minor disaster might hit at any time of day or night. I began studying preparedness in 1985, thanks to the Los Angeles Fire Dept. helping me, and I am greatful for the knowledge I have. I don't live in a very safe house or vicinity, and I am always trying to be prepared for whatever might happen, but you can never ever be prepared enough. A little at a time–just a little at a time will be better than nothing at all. Thousands of earthquakes hit everyday, and we are just hearing more about them because of the Internet. When I got my first computer I studied where they occurred and watched the strength, depth, etc. This is nothing new, and yes, CA is ready to have that "big one", so either prepare, be prepared, or get out of the area if you are worried about being in an eq...However, there will be a big surprise for you no matter where you go...tornado, floods, fires, and I could go on and on. The bottom line is that people are finally being more aware of disasters around the country and world than they ever have been. So stop preaching, stop arguing, and get prepared for ANYTHING. The only thing for sure is death and taxes.
    Seriously, look around your house and figure out what you would do if the "big one" hit, since if it hits anywhere in CA–let's say a 7.0 or bigger, it will be felt for miles, and into other states. I don't care where you live in the US, Mexico, or Canada, there are faults riddled throughout every area. The Northridge quake oddly was on a fault no one even knew about. Don't worry, I'm sure you live within a mile or two from a fault that could give way. I am terrified of Earthquakes because of how many big ones I have been in, but if we prepare, at least we have done something to protect ourselves....ah, but what if after the quakes stops, and you can't get to your preparedness items. That is why you need one in your car, and one by each entrance to your home. There are many good sites that sell preparedness items, but they are beginning to get greedy again, just like they did for Y2K...Go to your local camping store, and you will find most of the time that they are cheaper in price. Your most important staple is water, first aide, sanitation, food which can be MRE's or food bars, and shelter (and a pair of shoes that can walk through glass and debree)...Shoes are one thing a lot of people forget about. Each night put them inside a plastic bag, and when you find them after the quake if the have moved from the side of your bed, they will be clean and without glass all over them. Depending upon where you are, no matter how big the quake is, if it's over a 5, drop, duck, and cover preferably under a stong table. If you are in bed, and wakened by a strong quake don't try to run, You can really injure yourself a lot more than huddling up in a ball and protect your head and back the best you can. If you have a large table or desk by your bed (really close) you might be able to get under it, drop, duck and cover like we used to do in school many years ago if a bomb were to be dropped, The doorway is NOT the safest place to be. In a large quake they can become like scissors, They are now saying, get into an inside corner of the house if not under a table–if that is possible.
    Always carry water with you in the car, and a first aid kit along with a flashlight that you can shake to energize, Also a radio is necessary, and there are plenty of wind up radios that you can buy, along with battery opporated ones. Don't forget your cell phone needs to be charged, so make sure you have a car charger for your phone. Officials will probably tell you not to use them because they tie up lines.
    Anyway, the other most important thing to NOT do is to panic.
    I could go on and on, how to prepare, but there are books and information all over the net for that. Good luck, and I hope none of you are ever hurt or killed in an earthquake.
    So stop agruing, etc. and do something about preparation instead...Best to all of you.

    October 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. whocares

    Hilarious.. People laughed at us during Katrina, so I laugh at others. Like Haiti.. I fell off my chair laughing. Pakistan flood.. Shot milk out my nose laughing so hard.. As my name states it, who Cares

    October 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. KelleyM

    Cabo is on the Atlantic. The quake was on the Pacific.

    October 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. KelleyM

    The Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) is directly south of California just beyond the Mexican border. It is not "The Gulf" and it is not on the Atlantic.It is connected to and "fed" by the Pacific.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. red

    Mort à l’Amérique

    October 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Claudia

    Why did the USGS send out a second email saying the first report of 6.9 was deleted? If there is someone out there that can explain why an earthquake report would be deleted.....as though it never happened......or was it man-made???
    This was very confusing. C.

    October 23, 2010 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
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