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6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off Southern California coast

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PASADENA (CNS) - A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Friday morning in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher said no damage or injuries were reported as a result of the quake.

The temblor struck at 2:36 a.m. at a depth of seven miles 163 miles south-southwest of Avalon in an area of shallow faulting where "the Pacific (tectonic) plate moves to the northwest with respect to the North American plate...'' according to a USGS statement.

It has been more than 40 years since an earthquake has struck in that part of the ocean, according to the USGS.

The quake was felt over a wide area from Ventura to Lancaster in the north to Ensenada and Mexicali, Mexico, in the south, according to the USGS.

"It was a mild rolling for probably about 10-15 seconds," said Sgt. Robert Renteria of the Los Angeles County sheriff's Avalon Station. "We didn't receive one call from anyone."

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