Large earthquake in Mexican waters

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 shook the Gulf of California on Friday morning.  It was 48 miles Northeast of Loreto, Mexico.  There were reports of light shaking felt there on the Baja Peninsula.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The USGS reports that it struck at a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers).

The area is a desert coastline dotted with small towns and fishing villages popular with U.S. tourists who park their recreational vehicles at seaside campsites.