Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Vandenberg Air Force Base

A map showing the location of the epicenter of Friday evening's quake near Vandenberg Air Force Base. (Bing Maps / August 23, 2013)

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Friday evening 25 miles from Vandenberg Air Force Base, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:16 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 26 miles from Lompoc, 33 miles from Orcutt, 37 miles from Santa Maria and 277 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

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