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06 Mar 2020 | 10:27 PM UTC

Mexico: 5.5-magnitude earthquake strike Baja California state March 6

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hits north of Alberto Ovideo (Baja California state) on March 6; no immediate reports of damages

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Baja California state on Friday, March 6, at 19:52 (local time). According to the USGS, the quake struck at a depth of 32 km (20 mi) approximately 4 km (2 mi) north-northwest of Alberto Oviedo near the border with the US state of California. No damages were immediately reported.

Aftershocks are possible over the coming hours or days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.