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Event status: uncertain, preliminary [?]

Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: 25 mi northeast of Santa Barbara, California, USA, Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 12:47 pm (GMT -8) -

Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: 25 mi northeast of Santa Barbara, California, USA, Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 12:47 pm (GMT -8) Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: 25 mi northeast of Santa Barbara, California, USA, Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 12:47 pm (GMT -8)
24 Jan 20:54 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 24, 2023 20:47:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 12:47 pm (GMT -8)
Statusuncertain, preliminary
Magnitudeunknown (3.8?)
Depth20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.69353°N / 119.41027°W (Santa Barbara, California, United States)
Antipode34.694°S / 60.59°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceVolcanoDiscovery (User-reported shaking)
Nearest volcanoCoso (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities29 km (18 mi) SW of Pine Mountain Club (pop: 2,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NE of Santa Barbara (pop: 91,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) NNW of Ventura (pop: 96,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) NE of Goleta (Santa Barbara County) (pop: 30,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) NW of Santa Paula (Ventura County) (pop: 30,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) NNW of Oxnard (pop: 207,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Bakersfield (pop: 373,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
471 km (292 mi) SSE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 19.1°C (66 F), humidity: 41%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from W
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Seismic station: Santa Barbara (SBC/CI network) | Distance from quake: 40 km / 25 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Santa Barbara: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (7)

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Ojai (30.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was sitting at my office, I heard the doors vibrating, and the walls did some light cracking noise like heat/ cold expansion | 4 users found this interesting.  
950 woodland ave ojai ca 93023 (3.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : A rumbling noise like a huge truck going by, then light vibration for about a couple seconds. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Ojai calif (22.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Windows shaking loud noise | 3 users found this interesting.  
Sleeping / not felt / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 5-10 s : I did hear the earthquake before the rolling but the windows shook.The earthquake didn't last ery long, but when your going thru it time stops for me  
Van Nuys CA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Pacific Palisades / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Thousand Oaks,CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s

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