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6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Baja California, latest in cluster of temblors

October 21, 2010 | 12:15 pm


Map showing earthquakes

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Baja California Thursday morning, the latest of multiple temblors to strike the region in the last few days.

The latest quake occurred at 10:43 a.m. about 85 miles northeast of La Paz. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Three quakes measuring greater than magnitude 5 struck northeast of La Paz in the last two days. One of those, which hit Wednesday morning, measured magnitude 5.8.

Earlier Thursday morning, a 4.7 quake hit at 8:26 a.m. It was centered about 70 miles northeast of La Paz, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

To the north, a 4.3-magnitude quake struck after 4 p.m. Wednesday 50 miles southeast of Ensenada, closely following a 4.0 temblor.

-- Shelby Grad

Image: U.S. Geological Survey