Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes near Ventura

Map showing location of quake near Ojai

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Friday morning at 10:26 a.m. Pacific time nine miles from Santa Paula, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred nine miles from San Buenaventura (Ventura), Calif., 14 miles from Oxnard, Calif., 15 miles from Fillmore, Calif., and 16 miles from Camarillo, Calif.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.6 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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