CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- A 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook the southern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Tuesday, also rattling the fishing and resort city of La Paz.
"We are calling on the public to remain calm in case there are aftershocks," said State Civil Defense Director Carlos Rincon, who also announced there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey stated the earthquake occurred at about 4:45PM and was centered offshore in the Gulf of California. Twenty minutes later, a 4.6-magnitude aftershock occurred north of La Paz, as well as 4.8 temblor further out in the Gulf of California 12 minutes later.
State Governor Marcos Covarrubias declared that public schools would be closed on Wednesday, allowing experts time to evaluate any possible damages to school buildings.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seismologists are reporting two aftershocks of a strong earthquake that rattled Alaska's sparsely populated western Aleutian Islands.
There are no immediate reports the lights quakes that occurred at 7:28 a.m. Thursday and 11:16 p.m. Wednesday were felt or caused damage.
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the 4.5 and 4.3 magnitude quakes are aftershocks of the 6.4 earthquake that struck the area Wednesday afternoon. That quake was felt in the communities of Adak and Atka, more than 1,000 miles from Anchorage.
The three earthquakes were centered 64 to 75 miles southwest of Adak.