A strong earthquake struck early Friday morning far off the coast of California, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The magnitude 6.3 quake struck at a depth of 6 miles, about 163 miles southwest of the nearest city, Avalon, on California’s Santa Catalina Island, at 2:36 a.m. PT (5:36 a.m. ET), the USGS said. Earlier reports indicated that two earthquakes struck 17 seconds apart, but the USGS later confirmed that only one quake occurred. No tsunami warning was issued. The USGS has received one call from the Huntington Beach area from a person reporting shaking. No major effects are expected in the greater Los Angeles area, NBC Los Angeles reported.
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