Earthquake strikes off LA coast

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LOS ANGELES -- The United States Geological Survey reported that a magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck near the Channel Islands off the coast of Los Angeles at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The quake's epicenter was south of Santa Cruz Island and about 10 miles beneath the surface, according to USGS. The geological survey originally called the quake a 5.0, before updating the preliminary reading to a 5.3.

LAFD tweeted that their stations have entered "earthquake mode," but no injuries or damage were intially reported.

KTLA reported that shaking was felt in West LA, 85 miles east of the epicenter. On Twitter, the station gathered a list of additional neighborhoods where people felt the tremors.

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