Quake strikes off California coast
Published 14/12/2012 | 11:59
A large earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California and Mexico.
The US Geological Survey said the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, was recorded 163 miles south-southwest of the California city of Avalon and 167 miles west-southwest of Rosarito, Mexico.
It was at the relatively shallow depth of 6.3 miles.
No tsunami warning has been issued.