The US Geological Survey has reported that a 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Gulf of California, northwest of Mexico, with an epicenter in the sea between the Mexican states of Baja California Sur and Sinaloa. Mexico’s civil protection office has confirmed that no damage has been reported in the areas where the tremor was felt but has recommended precautions for boats and the coastal population due to possible currents in the ports.
The earthquake occurred on Sunday at 20:30 UTC at a depth of 10 km, with the epicenter located 122 kilometers east of San Jose del Cabo, according to Mexico’s Seismological Service. Following the seismic event, the US tsunami warning system stated that there was no tsunami danger for the west coast of the United States, British Columbia, or Alaska.
The Mexican civil protection office has indicated that only small variations in the sea level have been observed in the region where the earthquake occurred, of approximately a few centimeters. In summary, the 6.4-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in the sea between Baja California Sur and Sinaloa has shaken the Gulf of California. Fortunately, no significant damage has been reported in the affected areas, but caution is advised for boats and the coastal population due to possible currents in the harbors. In addition, no tsunamis are expected to form on the west coast of the United States, British Columbia, or Alaska.