Thursday, April 12, 2012

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake GULF OF CALIFORNIA - 12th Apr 2012

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck the Gulf of California at a depth of 33 km (20.5 miles), the quake hit at 07:15:51 UTC Thursday 12th April 2012
The epicenter was 143 km (89 miles) Northeast of Guerrero Negro, Baja Calif. Sur, Mexico
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

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A strong earthquake has occurred, but a tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast. NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.

Based on the earthquake magnitude, location and historic tsunami records, a damaging tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska coasts.

At 12:16 AM Pacific Daylight Time on April 12, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 7.1 occurred in Baja California, Mexico . (Refer to the United States Geological Survey for official earthquake parameters.)