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Mag. 6.3 earthquake off San Diego coast

By Jeff Stahl, KESQ News Channel 3 Morning News Anchor, jstahl@kesq.com
Published On: Dec 14 2012 08:51:07 AM CST
6.3 earthquake off San Diego California Mexico 12-14-2012

"Seismo 3" image of 6.3 magnitude earthquake off San Diego coastline Dec. 14, 2012.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -

A good-sized earthquake was felt overnight in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California and Mexico.

The 6.3 magnitude quake was centered underneath the water 80-miles south of Catalina Island at 2:36 a.m. Friday and 167 miles west southwest of Rosarito, Mexico.

The quake was originally reported as a 6.4 magnitude shaker.

There was no injuries or damage reported, but people reported feeling it from San Diego to Los Angeles.

News Channel 3 did not receive calls from viewers here in the desert feeling it, but the U.S. Geological Survey website reported a few people in the Coachella Valley saying they felt weak shaking.

It was at the relatively shallow depth of 6.3 miles.

No tsunami warning was issued.

A 4.7 magnitude aftershock followed a short time after the main quake.

The U.S.G.S. said the main quake was not on the San Andreas fault system, but was the biggest quake in that ocean area-- in more than 40-years.