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Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes near Santa Barbara, California

Tue, 10 Nov 2020, 16:35


3.3 quake 10.7 miles W of Goleta, California, 10 Nov 8.15 am (GMT -8)

3.3 quake 10.7 miles W of Goleta, California, 10 Nov 8.15 am (GMT -8)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 3.3 quake in the California near the town of Isla Vista only 6 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Tuesday 10 November 2020 at 8.15 am local time at a very shallow depth of 1 mile. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.3 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Isla Vista (pop. 23,100) located 9 miles from the epicenter, and Goleta (pop. 30,900) 11 miles away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Santa Ynez (pop. 4,400) located 15 miles from the epicenter, Solvang (pop. 5,700) 15 miles away, Ballard (pop. 500) 17 miles away, Mission Canyon (pop. 2,400) 17 miles away, Santa Barbara (pop. 91,800) 18 miles away, and Lompoc (pop. 44,200) 30 miles away.

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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: Tue, 10 Nov 16:15 UTC
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 1.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.40933°N / 120.01234°W
Primary data source: USGS

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