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Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake off California

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Map of the December 14, 2012 earthquake off Avalon, California.

Map of the December 14, 2012 earthquake off Avalon, California.

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the west coast of California on December 14, 2012 at 10:36:02 UTC.

Visit the USGS event page on this earthquake.

For an estimate of the earthquake’s impact, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

For information about tsunami watches, warning or advisories, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tsunami website.

Read additional earthquake information for California.

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.