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Earthquake rocks Mexican coast

September 27, 2012

This past Tuesday, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the southern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, shaking up La Paz, a fishing and resort city, according to Reuters. 

The epicenter of the earthquake was 46 miles north of La Paz, and was centered in the Gulf of California. Outside of La Paz, there are not a great deal of residents. An earthquake of a 6 magnitude has the capability of causing a great deal of damage, but nothing severe has been reported, according to the media outlet.

"It felt pretty strong," Ivan Calderon, a Baja California Sur state civil protection official, told the news source. He added there weren't any injuries or severe damages. "So far there have just been some reports of people panicking, but nothing serious."

According to Fox News, the state Governor Marcos Covarrubias announced public schools would be closed on Wednesday as school officials look at the damage in the buildings.

Those who want to talk about the recent earthquake can make calls to Mexico using international calling cards


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