An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck off the coast of Southern California on Thursday, officials at the U.S. Geological Survey said. The CBS News is reporting that the quake originated near the Channel Islands. It happened around 12:30 p.m. local time about 38 miles southwest of the mainland city of Ventura.

While no reports of loss of life or extensive damage have come in, the area is bracing for aftershocks.

A good reminder to get that earthquake kit up to date.



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