The center of the earthquake was located about 125 miles away in the sea from the southern border of the United States, and southern California only suffered a moderate effect as a result. It is anticipated that there will not be a tsunami, and the earthquake did not result in significant damage to any property in the United States.
After it occurred on Tuesday off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, the earthquake’s aftershocks were felt in Palm Desert, California, which is approximately 300 kilometers (190 miles) distant. A correspondent for USA Today was in the area of Del Mar when they witnessed a building trembling.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 is not regarded as a highly powerful earthquake, yet it can still inflict some property damage. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 is considered to be a powerful earthquake that has the potential to cause significant property damage and the loss of lives.
A structure in Uruapan, which is located in the state of Michoacan, was damaged as a result of the earthquake, which mostly struck Mexico’s Baja and California states. Landslides have also been reported on the highway that runs along the Pacific Ocean and connects the states of Michoacan and Guerrero.
In addition, Indonesia was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6, which claimed the lives of more than 200 people. More than 22,000 residential buildings were leveled, resulting in the displacement of 58,000 individuals. Due to the fact that the earthquake struck during school hours, the majority of those who lost their lives were students.
Earthquakes are caused when tectonic plates become wedged at the margins of their respective plates. The resulting tension leads to friction, which in turn creates earthquakes.