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    Strong Earthquake Strikes Off California Coast

    By By Meghan Evans, Meteorologist
    December 26, 2012, 2:38:54 AM EST

    A strong earthquake struck off the southwestern coast of California early Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

    It was a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that rattled at 2:36 a.m. PST Friday. The epicenter was 163 miles south-southwest of Avalon, Calif. The quake occurred at a depth of 7.0 miles.


    Some light shaking was felt around Los Angeles and San Diego.

    Aftershocks have occurred after the quake. At 2:50 a.m. PST Friday, an aftershock, rated a 4.7 on the Richter Scale, hit 95 miles south-southwest of Avalon, Calif.

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