Baja Earthquake Measures 6.2

By Amir Khan on September 26, 2012 10:00 AM EDT

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Baja California was struck by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake on Tuesday, shaking the area (Photo: Flickr.com/martinluff)

Baja California was struck by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake on Tuesday, shaking the area. The quake was quickly followed by two aftershocks, though there has been no word on damage or injuries from the quakes.

"We are calling on the public to remain calm in case there are [more] aftershocks," Carlos Rincon, State Civil Defense Director, told Fox News.

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State Gov. Marcos Covarrubias announced that schools would be closed on Wednesday so officials could evaluate any potential damage to the school buildings.

The earthquake occurred at approximately 4:45 local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was centered 47 miles off of the coast of Baja California Peninsula in Mexico and 604 miles south of Phoenix.

The first aftershock, a magnitude 4.6, occurred 20 minutes after the earthquake. The second, a 4.8, came 12 minutes later.

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