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Mexico earthquake: No tsunami warning for California

March 20, 2012 | 11:29 am

Federal officials said they don't believe the estimated 7.6 earthquake that struck near Acapulco, Mexico on Tuesday will result in any tsunamis off the California coast.

"A strong earthquake has occurred, but a tsunami is not expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast. No tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas," the West Coast Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement. 

"Based on the earthquake magnitude, location and historic tsunami records, a damaging tsunami is not expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska coasts."

The quake was reported at 11:08 am about 115 miles from Acapulco.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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