3.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off San Clemente Island coast

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Southern California coast on Thursday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was reported at 4:53 a.m. about 62 miles south of San Clemente Island.

It was recorded at a depth of about 3.6 miles.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.

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USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.

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