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Friday Jolt
updated: Jan 24, 2014, 8:34 AM

By Tammy

Did anyone feel a large jolt at about 1:25 am this morning? I thought it was an earthquake, but don't see any listed for our area. It was enough to wake me up. I live in Goleta.

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 COMMENT 488853P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 08:41 AM

Upper East side. Yes. I thought someone was at my door or else raccoons were bumping around under my house. Felt spooked and investigated with my new super-powerful flashlight. No signs of life. Yep. That's what I felt. Thanks.


 COMMENT 488864 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 09:22 AM

Hmnnn. I live in Montecito and something woke me up then. Was there an earthquake?


 COMMENT 488866P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 09:26 AM

Whatever it was, I slept right through it here in the Mesa area. The USGS earthquake map doesn't show any events closer than San Simeon (only a 2.8) in the last day, and I didn't get any text alerts. I don't know what it was, but it doesn't appear to have been an earthquake.


 COMMENT 488867 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 09:28 AM



 COMMENT 488876P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 09:47 AM

Yes, I was awake. I chalked it up to my 12 yr old shutting her door in the other part of the house. My cat in my lap was alarmed too. Hmmm.


 COMMENT 488878 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 09:57 AM

The USGS also doesn't report the small ones, only a 2.5 mag and higher I believe. So any small jolts won't be tracked.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 10:04 AM

Yep woke up the cat and he kept me awake acouple more hours..


 COMMENT 488882 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 10:05 AM

Thought I felt a little shaking around 11pm last night in Goleta. I haven't felt that sensation since the quakes off of Isla Vista last year.


 COMMENT 488884 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 10:07 AM

Southern California Earthquake Center is showing a magnitude 4.0 in Shoshone, Nevada at 1:25am today. Scec dot org


 COMMENT 488885P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 10:09 AM

There was a blip on the Mt. Abel seismograph around that time. The USGS does note quakes smaller than 2.5. If you are looking at the map, change the setting to "all magnitudes".


 COMMENT 488891 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 10:22 AM

878 - The USGS site defaults to 2.5 and above but you can change the settings to show all magnitudes. In this case, setting it to all shows nothing in the immediate area. The closest have been 1.0-2.8 in LA and SLO counties.


 COMMENT 488957 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 12:44 PM

I heard crackling then a boom around in the 12am - 1am period. I thought there may have been a gunfight.


 COMMENT 488972 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 01:22 PM

Ah sorry about that, it was me, that was right when Rogers lentil soup kicked in....


 COMMENT 489008 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 02:54 PM

I was awake then and didn't feel or hear anything. I'm near Dos Pueblos High.


 COMMENT 489053 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-24 04:44 PM

Today I did notice a picture in my office was crooked just a little and it was not like that yesterday.


 COMMENT 489163 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-25 09:00 AM

Good observation 053. Minor temblors often jostle pictures on the wall. (I have many of all sizes) The are slightly crooked periodically and that is likely a refection of the number of minor quakes occuring regularly in the region. Geologists and Earthquake scentists tell us lots of small earthquakes are good as they release building pressures along fault lines. A lack of any minor temblors for an extended period might signal pressure build-ups awaiting a much larger impending earthquake.


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