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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. (Read more earthquake stories.)

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