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2 Major Earthquakes Hit California

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Two earthquakes struck 17 seconds apart this morning off the coast of California. The first quake, with a magnitude of 6.4, 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 Pacific time (4:36 a.m. Central). Moments later, a second quake, measuring 6.1 at a depth of nearly 7 miles, struck 88 miles southwest of Avalon, according the the U. S. Geological Survey.

People in Newport Beach, Santa Ana and Long Beach say they felt the shaking, but there's no word on any damage done. 

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