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Preliminary 3.5-magnitude earthquake hits off San Clemente Island

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 16:29:48-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A preliminary 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Southern California Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake struck about 70 miles off the shore of San Diego, near the southern tip of San Clemente Island just before 12:30 p.m., the USGS reported. The quake hit at a depth of less than a mile.

Some responses of the website's "did you feel it" map were reported as far away as Santee and Murrieta.

A tsunami warning, advisory, or watch was not immediately issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. No damages have been reported.

The quake comes a day after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked the area of Tapachula, Mexico, rattling buildings as far away as Mexico City.