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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Santa Barbara

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Santa Barbara, Calif.

A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday morning’s quake near Santa Barbara, Calif..

(Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday morning three miles from Santa Barbara, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:15 a.m. at a depth of 6.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from Goleta, six miles from Isla Vista and 13 miles from Carpinteria.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or 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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