Two Minor Quakes Hit Off Southern California Coast

Los Angeles residents reported feeling the 4.0 quake shortly after it struck

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    Two minor earthquakes hit off the coast of Los Angeles Tuesday night within minutes of each other -- one with a preliminary magnitude of 1.8, the other 4.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

    There have been no reports of injuries or damage.

    The first quake, measuring 1.8, hit around 10:02 p.m. Its epicenter was located 5.5 miles below the surface, 5 miles away from Manhattan Beach and El Segundo, the USGS reported.

    The second quake, which struck at 10:14 p.m. near the Channel Islands, measured about 4.0. That quake's epicenter was located in the ocean, about 1 mile deep, according to the USGS.

    The stronger quake was coordinated about 30 miles south-southwest of Malibu; 53 miles west-southwest from the Los Angeles Civic Center and about 37 miles south-southeast from Oxnard.

    The earthquakes do not appear to have been felt in San Diego.

    See a map below for the exact location of the earthquakes.


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