2 Strong Quakes Jolt California, Mexico Coast

World | December 14, 2012, Friday // 14:56|  views

Two strong earthquakes have struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California and Mexico, according to the US Geological Survey.

The first quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, was recorded at 2:36 a.m. (1036 GMT) Friday, 163 miles (262 kilometers) south southwest of the California city of Avalon and 167 miles west southwest of Rosarito, Mexico.

Moments later, a second quake, measuring 6.1, struck 88 miles (142 kilometers) southwest of Avalon, according to the USGS. Both quakes were recorded at relatively shallow depths.

No tsunami warning was issued.

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Tags: Earthquake, earthquakes, California, Mexico, coast, Avalon


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