6.3 magnitude earthquake, first estimated at 6.6, has struck the east
coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, the United States
Geological Survey (USGS) has reported.
quake hit within the Gulf of California Rift Zone (GCRZ). The Zone is
a seismic area which lies between the opening to the Gulf and Los
Cabos on the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula, to
the San Andreas fault, which runs through the US state of California.
earthquake struck 69 kilometers north-east of the seaside town of
Loreto, known for its colonial-era architecture. The quake’s
epicenter was ten kilometers below the surface, according to the
year, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico killed hundreds of people
across the capital and central regions. Thousands more were injured
and hundreds of buildings destroyed. It was the worst natural
disaster since the 1985 quake in Mexico City, which lead to thousands