4.9 quake strikes Southern California

LOS ANGELES - A 4.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Southern California shook parts of the state today, according to the Seismological Laboratory at Caltech, but there were no reports of injuries.

The earthquake struck at 2:11pm local time (10:00am NZT) about 49 miles south of San Clemente Island and 65 miles west of San Diego.

A San Diego police spokesman said they could feel the temblor but had not received any reports of damage.

The earthquake was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami, the National Tsunami Warning Center said on its website.

- REUTERS

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