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Sharp Quake Jolts Southern Baja California September 28, 2012
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La Paz and other communities at the southern end of Mexico's Baja Peninsula were jolted on Tuesday by a brief but strong quake centered beneath the Gulf of California.

There were no reports of damage or injuries, mainly due to the sparse population near the epicenter.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 4:45 p.m. local time and was centered about 47 miles north of La Paz at a relatively shallow depth of only six miles.

Two aftershocks registering magnitudes of 4.2 and 4.8 occurred within the following hour.

The seismic activity occurred along a boundary of the Pacific, which has moved slowly over the millennia to separate the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican Mainland.