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Earthquakes strike off Southern California coast, felt in San Diego County

Posted at 6:30 AM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 14:54:43-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A trio earthquakes struck Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean, just south of San Clemente Island, and were felt in parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey reported, a magnitude-4.3 temblor struck at 3:47 a.m. at a depth of 5.2 miles, its epicenter about 38 miles south-southwest of Avalon on Catalina Island.

Reports on the USGS "Did You Feel It?" map showed light shaking could be felt along the coast from Santa Monica to San Clemente and as far inland as Hemet and Fontana.

Light shaking was also reported in San Diego County from Escondido to Chula Vista.

Another magnitude-4.3 quake struck the same area at 7:32 a.m. and also had a depth of 5.2 miles, according to the USGS.

Reports showed light shaking was felt from Santa Monica to San Clemente during the second quake. Residents also felt light shaking in Hemet and La Jolla.

A third, smaller quake, measuring a magnitude 3.0, hit the same area at 9:13 a.m.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported.