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. lifegeorge

    I SAID 1MONTS AGO I SAID THAT THERE WERE GOING TO BE ATLEAST 7.4 MAGNITUTE EARTHQUAKE.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chia

    Something bad is going to happen in California. Everyone should stock up because about we live off of California mostly

    October 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NAP

    People, it is 2010 and yet we still have to deal with racism. What a shame. Will no one ever learn? Grow a brain already. We are all in this messed up world together and it doesn't help when we don't work with each other.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. elreydelostacuaches

    pete.tu mama sin calzones

    October 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. God Yeah

    God has nothing to do with earthquakes. Take a science course or two, morons!

    October 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LTB

    The only thing sadder than all the nonsense and insensitive comments on this thread (and pretty much every CNN comment thread these days), is that I am taking the time to comment on how sad they are.

    Every event turns into a sign from God, a racist debacle, or just plain hate mail. If you don't have something important and applicable to the story to add, don't bother. I guess that includes me.

    This will be the last comment thread I read or post on.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mario sepulveda

    Iwould like the news, i don't write.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mario sepulveda

    Iwould like read the news, i don't write.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. _-INFAMOUS J-_

    I'm loving the blog opp... ty CNN... mex-a-billy here... =] hi mom...

    October 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Buck

    Hope the pirates survive.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cavemanstyle

    Everyone that lives there knows the danger.. If you don't want to sink under the ocean, move.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pedro

    As geologist who actually teaches and researching active faults I can tell you that 6,9 is a large quake capable of massive and wide-spread damage. Even in a place like California where they are well prepared. But, it was not a "Massive" like the 2004 Boxing day quake or the one in Chile earlier this year. Massive quakes have magnitudes of 8.0 or greater. This one is unlikely to have caused extensive damage or to have caused a significant tsunami due to its size and distance from population centers.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. pedro

    Buck, 6 km depth is really quite shallow for such a large quake and it certainly had a rupture at the sea floor.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. k

    isaac, do you have any REAL clue what political correctness costs this country, everybody who takes this stuff(racial slurs) to seriously needs to borrow a pill from dr bad.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. manuel

    puerto penasco sucks. San Carlos is the place to be, condominios pilar! Private secured beach no trash and empty beer bottles everywhere.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
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