3.1 quake reported near Ventura

Map showing the location of an earthquake near Ventura
An earthquake struck four miles from Ventura on Sunday afternoon.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon at 4:02 p.m. Pacific time four miles from Ventura, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 10 miles from Carpinteria, 13 miles from Santa Paula, 14 miles from Oxnard and 17 miles from Camarillo.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.7 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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