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Mexico Quaked Twice In 24 Hours

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale struck off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, the second to hit the country in 24 hours after another quake struck in its western region.

According to the US Geological Survey, the second quake struck early Thursday in the Gulf of California at a depth of 6.4 miles. Its epicenter was located some 82 miles north east of the town of Guerrero Negro.

There were no immediate reports of damages of casualties in the quake. The Honolulu-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it had issued no tsunami warning following the tremor.

Eight hours earlier, a 6.5-magnitude quake had struck in the mountains of the western Mexican state of Michoacan at a depth of 6.2 miles on late Wednesday. Although it was felt as far as Mexico City, there were no reports of any casualties or damages in that quake as well.

by RTT Staff Writer

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