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|Outline||A strong earthquake of 7.0 magnitude occurred off the coast of northern California on Tuesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake, which the USGS defines as "major" at that magnitude, occurred at 7.50 p.m. on the West coast about 10 km (6 miles) deep in the Pacific Ocean. A tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas from the California-Mexico border to the northern tip of Vancouver in Canada, but it was quickly canceled as the danger receded.|
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"It appears from the mechanism of the earthquake that this was a slip-slide event so the motion was horizontal, not the vertical displacement that typically leads to a tsunami," said Ved Lekic, a seismologist at the University of California Seismographic Station in Berkeley.
USGS Preliminary Earthquake Report
A major earthquake occurred at 02:50:54 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 15, 2005. The magnitude 7.0 event has been located OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.