6.3 Quake Strikes Off California Coast

No tsunami warning issued

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 14, 2012 8:05 AM CST

(Newser) – A large earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California and Mexico this morning, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3, was recorded at 2:36am local time, 163 miles south southwest of the California city of Avalon. It was at the relatively shallow depth of 6.3 miles. No tsunami warning has been issued.

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