Two quakes off the Calfornian coast

Last updated 00:34 15/12/2012

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 The US Geological Survey says two large earthquakes have struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California and Mexico.

The first quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, was recorded at 2:36 am  (local time) Friday, 262 kilometers southwest of the California city of Avalon.

Only seconds later, a second quake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck 142 kilometers from Avalon. Both were recorded at relatively shallow depths.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

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