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Two earthquakes hit northern Mexico

Bryan Alaspa's picture

Given the fact that stories out of Northern Mexico have been resoundingly negative as of late thanks to human violence, it seems frustrating that Mother Nature now has to take her swipe. Two earthquakes, just minutes apart, struck Northern Mexico, shaking residents and causing panic. The exact extent of the damage had yet to be reported as authorities were still trying to assess the damage and whether or not anyone was hurt. In the immediate aftermath, however, there were no reports of any deaths or injuries.

Two close together

The first quake hit an area 84-miles west-southwest of the region known as Navolato, which is mostly rural. Navolato is a town inside the region Sinaloa. That earthquake measured about 5.9 on the Richter scale. According to the United States Geological Society, that earthquake was at a depth of about 8.1 miles beneath the surface.

The second quake then hit a few minutes later. This was in an about 66 miles east of Baja California Sur. This one measured about 5.5 on the Richter scale.

The news about the quakes hit the American news wires in the middle of the night, just before 2 a.m. eastern time. At that time Mexican Civil Defense was not available for comment on any damages or the extent of the quakes.

Just last week a small earthquake hit the middle of Oklahoma in a very rare inland earthquake in the United States. There was very little in the way of damage there in a region that has very seldom experienced such phenomenon.

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