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Series of moderate and small earthquakes hits Baja California

October 20, 2010 |  5:55 pm

Map showing earthquakes

Baja California has been hit by a series of moderate and small earthquakes over the last day or so.

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

Another series of quakes occurred in the Gulf of California near the southern part of the Baja peninsula. Three quakes measuring greater than magnitude 5 strucknortheast of La Paz.

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

-- Andrew Blankstein

Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey