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Mexico, 5.9 quake strikes

WASHINGTON: Four earthquakes rattled Mexico late Tuesday, including one of magnitude 5.9 near Sinaloa, the US Geological Survey said.

In preliminary reports, the USGS said the larger quake struck 80 miles south of Los Mochis, Sinaloa and 730 miles west-northwest of the capital Mexico City at 10:10 pm local time. It had a depth of eight miles.

It was followed by a magnitude 5.5 quake at 10:16 pm local time, which struck 85 miles south of Los Mochis at a depth of 6.2 miles.

A third, magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck at 9:39 pm local time. It had a depth of five miles and hit 65 miles southwest of Guamuchil, Sinaloa and 720 miles from the capital Mexico City, according to the USGS.

Another magnitude 4.7 quake hit an hour later at a depth of 6.2 miles, with its epicenter located 105 miles south of Los Mochis.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. —AFP

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