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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck near the southern part of Mexico's Baja Peninsula Tuesday, reported the U.S. Geological Survey.
State civil defense director Carlos Rincon said there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries in La Paz, a popular fishing resort and capital of Baja California Sur.
"We are calling on the public to remain calm in case there are aftershocks," Rincon said.
The offshore earthquake was centered about 47 miles north of La Paz, Mexico. The USGS said the quake occurred at about 4:45 p.m. local time.
About twenty minutes later, a 4.6-magnitude aftershock occurred about 24 miles north of La Paz. That quake was also centered in the Gulf of California.
Jonathan Roldan from Tailhunter International said that the quake came in the midst of thunder and lightening generated by hurricane Miriam. "It was quite a scare," said Roldan. He reported employees running out of the building as the shaker knocked items off the walls. Roldan is still assessing damage but says everything seems to be ok with minimal damage.
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