A 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit the Gulf of California Thursday morning following a 6.5 quake Wednesday evening in the western Mexican state of Michoacan. The temblors swayed buildings in Mexico City but have not been linked to major damage or casualties. In March, a 7.4 earthquake in Mexico damaged hundreds of buildings and killed at least two people. The Mexican quakes do not appear related to the massive 8.6 quake and its 8.2 aftershock that hit the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on Wednesday and prompted thousands to flee the coast after a tsunami warning. No tsunami materialized and authorities so far have reported only five deaths and minimal damage. No tsunami warning is in effect in Mexico.
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