Did you feel it? 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits off SoCal coast near San Clemente Island

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A small earthquake off of the coast of San Diego rattled several of Southern California’s beach cities and beyond early on Wednesday.

The 4.3 magnitude shaker – centered nine miles south of San Clemente island, about 40 miles offshore – hit at 3:47 a.m. It was at a depth of 7.8 miles underground, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake was felt across the region among night owls, early risers and those jolted awake early Wednesday morning.

More than 900 people responded to the USGS “Did You Feel It” website, saying they felt the quake as far away as Camarillo in the north and Imperial Beach near Tijuana to the south.

Others in San Pedro, Torrance, Aliso Viejo, Sherman Oaks, Anaheim and Laguna Nigel said they felt the shaking.

On social media, some said the quake broke soft and slow, while at least a couple of people reported that the shaking shattered dishes.

There were no official reports of damage.