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Baja California records two earthquakes in 16 minutes

Baja California, Mexico — A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook the state of Baja California Thursday night. Minutes before the official start of the Easter long weekend, residents were alerted to the first quake that hit the region at 11:30 p.m.

According to information from the National Seismological Service, the earthquake was located 39 kilometers west of Ensenada, Baja California, at 11:30 p.m., however minutes later, a 3.3 magnitude quake was recorded at 11:46 p.m.

The second tremor was recorded south of the Rosarito beaches. Movement was felt throughout a large part of Baja California, including Tijuana.

According to Civil Protection of Baja California, the tremor was felt from moderate to strong in Ensenada, Rosarito and Tijuana, while in Tecate, it was moderate and light in Mexicali.

The corporation reported that there was no structural damage or people affected by the earthquake.

During the month of March, several earthquakes along the Pacific coast of Mexico were recorded. Of them, Acapulco recorded three. Another earthquake, also a 4.6, was recorded in the Gulf of Mexico by the United States Geological Survey.