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Miriam Becomes Major Hurricane Off Mexico

But no coasts expected to be affected.

(Newser) - US forecasters say Miriam has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane off Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Miriam, which formed yesterday in the Eastern Pacific, is packing top sustained winds of 120mph, classifying it as a major hurricane, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. More »

1 Dead, 6 Missing as Tourist Boat Sinks Off Baja

Mostly Americans on Mexican Fishing Trip

(Newser) - One passenger drowned and six were still missing today after a tourist fishing boat with several Americans sank yesterday off Baja, Mexico. Rescuers plucked 37 passengers and crew members from waters after the boat was struck by a storm a day after it set sail from San Felipe on the... More »

Jimena, Nearly Category 5, Targets Baja

Hurricane could hit Los Cabos resorts tomorrow night

(Newser) - Hurricane Jimena, nearly strong enough to be classified as the most serious category of storm, could hit the resort-heavy southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula by tomorrow evening, the Los Angeles Times reports. Jimena’s winds are at 155mph, at the top end of Category 4. An international economics... More »

4 Earthquakes Strike Off Mexican Coast

No damage reported; 6.9 tremor felt as far away as Phoenix, LA

(Newser) - A series of four earthquakes hit within an hour today under Mexico’s Gulf of California, BNO News reports. The second of the tremors, which at 9 miles deep were relatively shallow and thus more dangerous, registered a 6.9 on the Richter scale. No damage was immediately reported, and... More »

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