Preliminary magnitude 4.1 earthquake shakes Ventura County
SANTA PAULA, Calif. - A preliminary magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Saturday evening in Ventura County.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was reported at 5:44 p.m. Saturday about four miles northwest of Santa Paula.
It was recorded at a depth of about 16 miles. According to USGS, the quake could be felt as far south as Long Beach, and as far west as Santa Barbara.
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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.
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USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.
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