5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes northern Mexico


Estacion Coahuila, Baja California, Mexico. – A 5.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded approximately 42 miles SSE of Estacion Coahuila, Mexico at 8:53 MST on Friday March 6th.

The two nearest cities to the earthquake are Mexicali, Baja California, and Yuma, Arizona.

An earthquake at this magnitude could cause moderate shaking at its epicenter.

As of now, little to no damage has been reported, according to the United States Geological Survey.

As of 10:28 p.m., there have been 179 USGS shaking reports mostly felt from Southern California and Yuma.

Most individuals who felt shaking reported from San Diego, Calif. and Yuma, Ariz.

News 4 Tucson received calls from viewers who felt the quake on Friday evening.

Lydia Isenberger, who lives west of A Mountain near Shannon Road and Anklam Road, said she was watching T.V. when she felt shaking.

Isenberger is originally from southern California so she’s experienced an earthquake before and knows what it feels like.

Isenberger’s dog stopped, looking at her in confusion and her China cabinet was rattling.

She said it felt like she was riding on a bumpy train ride and when she went outside after it passed, she asked her neighbor if she felt it.

The neighbor said they did not feel it, however, Isenberger said her daughter in Ajo, Arizona felt it alright.

Source: kvoa.com

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