Mexico's Baja California coast rocked by 6.2 quake



Mexico`s Baja California coast rocked by 6.2 quake Cabo San Lucas (Mexico): A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the southern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and was felt strongly in the city of La Paz.

State civil defense director Carlos Rincon yesterday said there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries in La Paz, a tranquil fishing and resort city.

"We are calling on the public to remain calm in case there are aftershocks," Rincon said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 75 kilometers north-northeast of La Paz in Baja California Sur.

The USGS said the quake occurred at about 4:45 pm local time and was centered offshore in the Gulf of California.

About twenty minutes later, a 4.6-magnitude aftershock occurred about 38 kilometers north of La Paz, along with a 4.8 temblor about 14 kilometers further out in the Gulf of California about 12 minutes later.

PTI