Two quakes off the Calfornian coast

Last updated 00:34 15/12/2012

Relevant offers

World

Everest death toll climbs as mountaineers stranded Strong 6.7 aftershock rocks Nepal Australians missing after Nepal earthquake Russian hackers 'read Obama's emails', officials say Drug convict's last wish before execution Nepal earthquake: 2350 dead, frantic search for survivors Kiwis on Mt Everest when Nepal earthquake struck Kiwis think Iraq deployment is about keeping allies on side Turkish Airlines plane engine catches fire, makes emergency landing Nepal earthquake triggers Mt Everest avalanche, 18 killed

 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.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content