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Shallow 5.9 Quake Reported Off of Baja California

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake has hit off the coast of Baja California.

The quake occurred in the Sea of Cortez, 60 miles east of La Paz Mexico, at 11:44 a.m. local time, USGS says.

The tremor's depth was only 3.1 miles, but there were no immediate reports of damage.