September 25, 2012 – A 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Baja California: The quake hit 675 miles southeast of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. It occurred at 4:45PM local time. It was 11:45PM GMT time (London).
The quake took place 47 miles north of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico; 96 miles east of Constitucion, Baja California Sur; 96 miles southwest of Ahome and 675 miles southeast of Tijuana.
At a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) this tremor caused strong shaking in towns and villages close to the epicenter, i.e., La Paz and Constitucion. Here is a news report from the Huff Post:
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the southern part of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula Tuesday and was felt strongly in the city of La Paz.
State civil defense director Carlos Rincon said there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries in La Paz, a tranquil fishing and resort city.
“We are calling on the public to remain calm in case there are aftershocks,” Rincon said.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 47 miles (75 kilometers) north-northeast of La Paz in Baja California Sur.
The USGS said the quake occurred at about 4:45 p.m. local time and was centered offshore in the Gulf of California.
About twenty minutes later, a 4.6-magnitude aftershock occurred about 24 miles (38 kilometers) north of La Paz, along with a 4.8 temblor about 8 miles (14 kilometers) further out in the Gulf of California about 12 minutes later.
Here is a Google Earth close-up of the event:
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