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Friday, 22 May 2020

A magnitude, 6.1 rocks the west coast of Mexico, the 44th major quake, (Mag 6 or higher) of 2020 meanwhile 2,500 aftershocks have hit western Nevada after the mag 6.5 struck last week


Map USGS.

This morning at 08:46:07 UTC a magnitude, 6.1 struck the west coast of Mexico, 173km ESE of San Jose del Cabo. The powerful quake was a shallow quake, (they are the most dangerous) at a depth of 10 kilometres according to USGS. There are no reports of a tsunami and there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

This mornings quake is the 6th major quake, (Mag 6 or higher) of May and the 44th of 2020 which is 10 less than the same period in 2019 and 1 more than the same period in 2018.

Map USGS

The strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 which struck a week ago has been followed by more than 2,500 aftershocks, (see map above) in a remote, sparsely populated area of Nevada about halfway between Reno and Las Vegas.

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