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5.3 Earthquake Off Southern California Coast

5 Apr 2018, 2:13 pm

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook parts of southwestern California early Thursday afternoon.

The USGS reports it happened around 12:30 PM PT about 35 miles southwest of the Channel Islands.

A tsunami is not expected to impact the United States.

The shaking was felt from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles to Huntington Beach.

There are no reports of damage at this time.

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For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo