Friday, November 16, 2007

3.4 magnitude quake rattles Santa Barbara


Two earthquakes rattled Santa Barbara Friday, the largest of which was a 3.4 magnitude quake at 6:45 p.m., which was followed 10 minutes later by a 2.6 magnitude aftershock.
A spokesperson for the United States Geological Survey said the epicenter for the largest of the two was three miles southeast of downtown Santa Barbara and the second was about seven miles southeast of downtown.
As of 7:45 p.m., the spokesperson said 253 people had logged onto the USGS web site to report the extent to which they felt the brief rumble.
Jim Bryden, a fire battalion chief for the city of Santa Barbara, said there have been no reports of injuries or damage as a result of the quakes.
For more on this story, see Saturday’s Daily Sound.

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