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4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Lompoc In Santa Barbara County
A shallow 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook Santa Barbara County on Thursday afternoon, but no damage has yet been reported. The offshore temblor struck 16.2 miles southwest of Lompoc at 1:38 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake's epicenter was about 50 miles west of the city of Santa Barbara and 20 miles southwest of Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The USGS first reported the earthquake as a magnitude 4.6, but later revised the measurement. Many social media users reported having felt the quake:
We just felt a 4.6 earthquake here in Santa Barbara. Not enough to shake up our awesome students!— CA School of Law (@CalSchoolofLaw) October 26, 2017