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(RTTNews) – An strong undersea earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported Thursday.

According to the USGS, the quake struck at a depth of 6.4 miles at about 12.53 am local time, with its epicenter located approximately 65 miles from Los Mochis in Sinaloa state and 86 miles north-east of La Paz in Baja California.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the 6.9 magnitude quake is not expected to trigger a tsunami, but warned that the shore-line along the region may see some high waves as a result of the quake.

Though the tremor was felt more than 680 miles away in San Diego, Mexican authorities have not reported any casualties or damages in the quake so far.

The Baja California peninsula, known for its sparsely populated mountains and deserts, had experienced at least three moderately powerfulearthquakes of magnitudes ranging from 3.3 to 5.8 overnight Tuesday into early Wednesday. But they caused no known damage.

by RTT Staff Writer

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