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Earthquakes continue to rattle Baja California

October 21, 2010 |  8:43 am

A series of moderate and small earthquakes continued Thursday in Baja California, with a 4.7 temblor located near La Paz.

It was the latest in a swarm of quakes to hit the Gulf of California near the southern part of the Baja peninsula. Three quakes measuring greater than magnitude 5 struck northeast of La Paz.

One of those, which hit Wednesday morning, measured magnitude 5.8.

The latest occurred at 8:26 a.m. Thursday and 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.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries.

-- Shelby Grad