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News Release

Magnitude 6.6 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 08:32:31 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred 90 km (55 miles) NNE of Santa Rosalia, Baja Calif. Sur, Mexico and 1620 km (1010 miles) NW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico at 1:32 AM MST, Jan 4, 2006 (1:32 AM MST in Mexico). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage. Additional information about this earthquake can be obtained from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (National Autonomous University of Mexico) in Mexico City (52-55-622-4126).

Felt (IV) at Hermosillo. Also felt at Bahia de Kino, Guaymas and Guerrero Negro.

 


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