Small Earthquakes Hit California Coast

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/small-earthquake-rattles-california-coast-near-santa-barbara/2017/04/23/d89347c2-285a-11e7-9081-f5405f56d3e4_story.html?utm_term=.bdfc67d339fc

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci37865280#executive

A small earthquake hit central¬†California earlier today. ¬†About 3 miles east of Santa Barbra, California, a little after 11 am local time the quake rattled the area. The magnitude was clocked at 3.6 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and there has not been any reports about damages or injuries so far. There has been an influx of reports from hundreds of people on the geological survey’s website saying that they have felt the shaking nearly 60 miles north of the of Santa Barbra in Lompoc and as far south as Los Angeles County.

In addition, there was another earthquake of the same magnitude 3 km outside of Montecito, California at around 11:30 am local time. This may be why the geological survey website had reports of shaking so far south, but at this point it’s hard to tell.

 

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  1. Another day, another earthquake in California! What’s fascinating to me is how the local residents must be accustomed to hearing about news of an earthquake in the area since they are so prone to these natural hazards. It’s good to know that there weren’t any injuries or property damage.

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