6.2-magnitude quake hits near Mexican Baja Peninsula

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Tuesday, with shakes felt in the nearby city of La Pez, Mexico, the Washington Post reported.

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage in La Pez, said state civil defense director Carlos Rincon. He said that the public is to stay calm in case of aftershocks.

The quake's epicenter was in the Gulf of California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 6-magnitude earthquake has the potential to cause severe damage, Yahoo News reported, but the area surrounding La Pez has little population outside the nearby city of Los Cabos.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake happened at 4:45 p.m. with several lower-magnitude quakes following, the Washington Post reported.

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