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Originally published Friday, December 14, 2012 at 3:25 AM

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2 large earthquakes strike off California coast

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

The Associated Press

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MEXICO CITY —

The U.S. 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 a.m. (1036 GMT) Friday, 163 miles (262 kilometers) south southwest of the California city of Avalon and 167 miles west southwest of Rosarito, Mexico.

Only seconds later, a second quake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck 88 miles (142 kilometers) from Avalon. Both were recorded at relatively shallow depths.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

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