Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off Baja California coast

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning off the Mexican coast of Baja California, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s tsunami warning system.

The earthquake happened at 8:39 a.m. Pacific Time at a depth of 11.8 miles, according to the US Geological Survey. The epicenter was 24 miles from the coastal city of Vicente Guerrero and 122 miles from San Diego

There have been no nearby earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in the last 10 days.

According to a recent three-year data sample, an average of six earthquakes with magnitudes between 6.0 and 7.0 occur in the United States each year.

Did you feel that earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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