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Baja California Cultural Heritage Suffered No Earthquake Damage

The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) reports that after several inspections conducted at main cultural centers and archaeological sites guarded by INAH, Baja California cultural heritage shows no damages from the earthquake on April 4, 2010.

Daniel Aguilar Hernandez, administrator of the center, pointed out the epicenter of the quake was located 18 kilometers away from Mexicali, where there are no historical buildings. El Vallecito is the nearest archaeological center but no damage was registered. “Monday and Tuesday, when the site is closed, we conducted inspection and confirmed that rock paintings found there suffered no harm,” he declared.

Aguilar Hernandez mentioned that two historical buildings in Ensenada, Ex Aduana Maritima (Former Maritime Customs) and Ex Cuartel de la Compañia Fija (Former military headquarters), the present seat of Baja California Regional Museum, were also inspected and found without damage.

Missionary vestiges located to the north of Ensenada were not affected. “We remain in alert state due to replicas,” he concluded.

Historical building of the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Ensenada

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