6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off western Mexico coast


Oct 19 (Reuters) - A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off thewestern coast of Mexico on Saturday, 56 miles (90 km) southwestof Huatabampo in Sonora state, the U.S. Geological Surveyreported.

The quake hit at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) in the Gulf ofCalifornia, USGS said.

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