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Strong quake in Gulf of California poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii

By Star Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:22 a.m. HST, Oct 20, 2013

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.5 struck the Gulf of California at 7:54 a.m. Hawaii time Saturday but poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The temblor was centered 47 miles southwest of Etchoropo, Mexico at a depth of 5 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

 No injuries were immediately reported.

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bodai808 wrote:
Why would a quake in the gulf of California pose any tsunami threat to Hawaii? It would have to be way stronger than 6.5, Cabo San Lucas would have to fall off of Mexico!
on October 19,2013 | 08:54AM
allie wrote:
yup..check the geography
on October 19,2013 | 09:14AM
cojef wrote:
Never felt it in Southern California. Fished off the city of Loreto in the gulf and was stalked by a large hammerhead shark, almost as long as the 26 feet skiff we were fishing off. In fact as I reeled in a yellow-tail, lost a 1/3 of it.
on October 19,2013 | 09:54AM
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