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6.3 earthquake strikes in ocean off Catalina Island

December 14, 2012 |  6:41 am

A shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake was reported early Friday in the ocean west of Santa Catalina Island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no reports of injuries or damage from the 2:36 a.m. quake, officials said. It occurred at a depth of seven miles.

The epicenter was 163 miles from Avalon, 167 miles from Rosarito, Mexico, and 171 miles from Imperial Beach in San Diego County, according to the USGS.

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