6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes California
Update by edhat staff
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck in San Bernadino County causing shockwaves felt in Santa Barbara.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports the source of the earthquake in Searles Valley near Ridgecrest with a depth of 8.7km. At 10:33 a.m. Thursday, July 4, the 6.4 earthquake hit the area and was followed by a series of smaller earthquakes between 3.0 to 5.0 magnitudes in the minutes after. The main earthquake was also proceeded by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake by approximately 30 minutes.
Reports of feeling the earthquake went as far as the San Franciscoto Bay area to the north and San Diego County to the south. Edhat readers in Santa Barbara report feeling the "rolling-style" quake for a full two minutes before it began to dissipate.
The City of Santa Barbara initiated earthquake protocol and all stations report no damage, but many report feeling it throughout Santa Barbara County.
Reported by edhat readers
Earthquake! Around 10:30am, felt the whole house shake near downtown for at least 2 solid minutes.
Who else felt the earthquake? 10:35 a.m. in Goleta
10:35 am earthquake. My sister in OC felt it, too. Rolled my house in Noleta several seconds. Who knows the where & how big?