Magnitude 3.4 earthquake strikes near Carpinteria

Map showing area around Carpinteria where shaking from an earthquake was reported
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported off the coast from Carpinteria on Wednesday night.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday at 10:38 p.m. Pacific time a mile off the coast from Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred eight miles from Ventura, 10 miles from Oxnard, 11 miles from Santa Barbara and 17 miles from Port Hueneme.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.0 miles.

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


An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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