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6.3-Mag. Ocean Earthquake hits off Southern California Coast

AVALON, Calif. (KABC) — Some Southern California residents reported feeling some shaking after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean early Friday morning.

The quake hit around 2:36 a.m. PT, 88 miles SW of Avalon, Calif., on Santa Catalina Island. It was initially reported that there were two quakes, 6.4 and 6.1, within seconds of each other, but seismologists concluded it was only one temblor.

A USGS map indicates the location of an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 in the Pacific Ocean, 163 miles SW of Avalon, on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

Eyewitness News viewers across the Southland said they felt some shaking, including in Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Temecula and Long Beach.

No tsunami warning was immediately issued. There also were no reports of damage or injuries on the mainland.

Source: ABC 7

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