6.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Off California's Coast

The earthquake struck early Friday morning in the Pacific Ocean

By on December 14th, 2012 16:17 GMT

The news just broke that the American state of California had its coastline hit by an earthquake which struck in the Pacific Ocean around 2:30 a.m.

Despite the fact that the quake had a 6.3-magnitude, no tsunami warnings have been issued by the state officials thus far. As well as this, it seems that the earthquake has not caused any structural damages to the coastline, and that no people have been injured.

In fact, sources report that Californians living in Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Temecula and Long Beach merely felt some shaking.

The exact spot where the earthquake struck is reported to have been located about 88 miles (141.62 kilometers) SW of Avalon, California, on Santa Catalina Island.

Interestingly enough, it was first believed that two quakes followed one another, yet seismologists later concluded that it had been only one.

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Quake in the Pacific Ocean shakes the Californian coast
   Quake in the Pacific Ocean shakes the Californian coast