Two Strong Quakes Hit Mexico

In Americas, Earthquakes & Tsunamis, News Headlines

MEXICO CITY — Two earthquakes struck northern Mexico Monday just minutes apart, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

The first quake was 5.9 magnitude and hit about 84 miles west-southwest of Navolato, in the mostly rural area of Sinaloa, at a depth of 8.1 miles the USGS said.

The second quake, measured at a magnitude of 5.5, occurred about six minutes later, 66 miles east of La Paz in Baja California Sur.

Mexico’s state civil defense department was not immediately available for information on the quakes.

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