4.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off California coast near Santa Barbara

- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck off California's coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit at 1;38p.m. Thursday and had an epicenter about 16 miles (26 kilometers) southwest of Lompoc.

The agency says the earthquake had a depth of about 5.6 miles (9.6 kilometers.)

Reports from the USGS indicate that the earthquake was felt in parts of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and Ventura County.

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