5.3 quake in Mexico Sea of Cortez, 119km northeast of San Jose del Cabo - USGS

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A 5.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Mexico, USGS reported. The quake occurred 119 kilometers from the city of San José del Cabo.

The tremor took place 142 kilometers from the city of La Paz at 04:34 GMT. The town has a population of about 200,000 people and is 148 kilometers from Cabo San Lucas with nearly 70,000 inhabitants.

San José del Cabo, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, has a population of about 70,000 people.

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Mexico is considered one of the most seismically active regions in the world and has a long history of earthquakes, USGS says. 

In July 2014, at least five people were killed after a powerful 7.1-magnitude quake struck the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and neighboring Guatemala.