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A 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Sonora, Mexico.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Hours ago the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported that a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Gulf of California, 63 km southwest of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico at a very shallow depth of 5km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Isla San Marcos (pop. 390) located 62 km from the epicenter, Mulegé (pop. 3,900) 75 km away, Santa Rosalia (pop. 11,800) 75 km away, San Carlos (pop. 2,300) 75 km away, Guaymas (pop. 113,100) 82 km away, San José de Guaymas (pop. 1,100) 88 km away, and Empalme (pop. 42,500) 91 km away.

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