4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Southern California coast near Oxnard

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PORT HUENEME (KTLA) – A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Southern California coast in Ventura County early Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological survey.

The temblor hit at 2:13 a.m. about 16 miles south of Port Hueneme and 19 miles south of Oxnard.

The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean with a preliminary depth of about 6 miles, USGS said.

Light shaking was felt in areas as far away as Irvine, El Monte and Santa Barbara.

No tsunami was expected to occur as a result of the earthquake, according to a tweet from the National Weather Service.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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