California earthquake in Ventura County measured at magnitude 4.0

An earthquake Saturday evening in Ventura County, California, just north of Los Angeles, had a preliminary reading of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale, according to a report.

The metric was later revised to 4.0, the Ventura County Star reported.

There were no immediate reports of significant injuries or structural damage, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.

The quake struck around 5:44 p.m. PT about four miles northwest of Santa Paula, with an estimated depth of about 16 miles, the US Geological Survey said, according to FOX 11.

A similar-sized earthquake struck the same area on February 10, the Star reported.

Both quakes were considered “very deep” for the Southern California region, seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones wrote in a Twitter post.

Saturday’s tremor was felt as far south as Long Beach and as far west as Santa Barbara, according to the FOX 11 report.



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