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About that 6.9 Earthquake in the Gulf of California

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Not too many local reports of people feeling the large quake in the Gulf of California one-minutes shy of 11 a.m., but it definitely shook up the water cooler talk in San Diego and other border cities and as far as Phoenix and El Paso. The 10:59 a.m. 6.9 quake struck just four minutes after a 5.8 shaker. The large quake was followed by 5.0 and 5.9 quakes within an hour. There have been no reports of damage or injuries. The large quake may have been caused by "an unidentified strike-slip style fault," according to Scienceduce Gary Robbins at the OC Register via seismologist Sue Hough at USGS in Pasadena.