Magnitude-4.6 Quake Hits Near Isla Vista

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ISLA VISTA, Calif. (KTLA) — A magnitude-4.6 earthquake struck just west of Isla Vista, near Santa Barbara, on Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Map from the USGS

The quake hit at 7:38 a.m. and was centered 3 miles west of Isla Vista and 12 miles west of Santa Barbara, according to data from the USGS.

Two magnitude-2.6 aftershocks were also recorded — one in the same spot at 7:50 a.m. and another a mile west at 8:38 a.m.

There were no immediate reports of any major damage or injuries, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

People reported feeling the shaking from Paso Robles to Los Angeles and east to Bakersfield.

One Goleta resident told KTLA that her house “was rocking back and forth” and a few pictures fell off the wall.

Preliminary information indicated that there was no damage at UC Santa Barbara, located on Isla Vista, a campus spokesman said.

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