Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Carpinteria, California

A map showing the location of the epicenter of Wednesday morning's quake near Carpinteria. (Bing Maps / January 29, 2014)

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 11 miles from Carpinteria, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:22 a.m. PST at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Ventura, 15 miles from Santa Barbara, 17 miles from Oxnard Shores and 318 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.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.