LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A massive California neighboring earthquake today struck Mexico, San Diego, and Los Angeles. The 6.3 terremoto en Mexico hoy, a massive quake centered near Palos Verdes, struck Friday, December 14, 2012. The quake was following by another strong quake moments later.
Officials tell news that a 6.3 magnitude temblor struck off the west coast of Baja California, close to Avalon, San Diego and Los Angeles today. The quake erupted at 2:36 am PST. The temblor was centered out in the Pacific Ocean, less than two hundred miles from Avalon, California.
USGS tells news that the 6.3 magnitude quake erupted only seven miles below sea level. As a result the quake could be felt across the Southland. The quake did not cause a tsunami alert, officials tell news. The first quake was one hundred sixty-two miles southwest of Avalon. The quake was one hundred sixty-six miles west of Rosarito, Mexico. USGS tells news that the quake was one hundred seventy miles west of Imperial Beach and Coronado, California.
Then at 2:50 am, a second temblor erupted, officials tell news. That quake was 4.7 magnitude and only six miles below sea level. USGS indicates to news that the quake was ninety-five miles southwest of Avalon. It also roughly one hundred miles west of Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, and of La Jolla. No reports of injuries have yet to be reported by local news.
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