EARTHQUAKES: Strike Mexico, U.S., and Indonesia[POLL]
Major earthquakes struck Mexico and Indonesia yesterday, with smaller quakes striking off the coast of Oregon and the coast of central California.
The Mexico shaker, which had a magnitude of 7.0, stuck at 5:55 p.m. local time, and had buildings shaking and people running into the streets of Mexico City. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Almost simultaneously, a 5.9 quake hit the coast of Oregon, followed a minute later by a smaller shaker off the coast of Central California.
Those were relatively small compared to the 8.7 quake that struck beneath the sea southwest of the Indonesian province of Aceh. That spurred tsunami warnings in India, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Thailand, and an 8.3 aftershock a few hours later.