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Tsunami Could Have Been Bigger Than Forecasters Had Estimated

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off Baja California coast

Divers in Baja California, Mexico search for the wreckage of a fishing boat

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the Mexican coast at a depth of 8.5 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which said the quake was felt as far away as North Carolina, California and Hawaii.

The quake was recorded at 9:21 a.m. (4.51 p.m. PT) Wednesday evening, according to USGS.

No tsunami warning was issued and no injuries or major damage were reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said preliminary analysis of seismographs at the observatory in northern Baja California, where the earthquake occurred, showed no tsunami activity in the region.

Tsunami ‘could have been bigger’

The quake was centered 25 miles east-southeast of San Ignacio, Mexico.

It lasted about 20 minutes and was followed by aftershocks, the USGS said.

The tsunami could have been bigger than forecasters had estimated, scientists from the United States, Mexico and Canada said after the quake.

The U.SGS reported the quake was felt in the North Carolina area, from as far as Hawaii, and in the Pacific Northwest, from Alaska to the Aleutian Islands.

The earthquake was also felt in Mexico.

‘Seismic activity in the Baja California region of Mexico indicated a possible (high probability) threat of a tsunami,’ said the USGS.

A Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake was the strongest to hit Baja California, which is in Mexico’s central-west region.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck in Baja California, Mexico on Wednesday, April 23, 2019. The earthquake generated a tsunami warning, with the United States Geological Survey (the USGS) saying no tsunami warning was issued. (AP Video/Los Angeles Times )

The quake was felt as far away as North Carolina, California and Hawaii, the US

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