Distant Earthquake Possibly Felt in Santa Barbara Wednesday Morning

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Update by edhat staff

An earthquake located in San Luis Obispo County may have been felt by some edhat readers Wednesday morning.

Below are reports from edhat readers stating windows and doors rattled around 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.7 magnitude earthquake near Simmler and Lost Hills, bordering on San Luis Obispo and Kern counties.

The quake reportedly struck at 10:05 a.m., which is approximately 150 miles away from Santa Barbara. 

Since edhat reader reports state 9:30 a.m., it's possible this could be unrelated. 

There are no reports of launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base during this time. 

Reported by edhat readers

  • Did anyone else experience windows and doors shaking about 9:30 AM? We're in the Braemar area east of Hope Ranch.

  • Was that an earthquake around 9:30 am? Windows started shaking but there wasn't any wind. Anyone else feel that?

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McJaye Mar 07, 2018 04:40 PM
Distant Earthquake Possibly Felt in Santa Barbara Wednesday Morning

Yep. Felt this and immediate aftershock in La Conchita(ventura north coast) this morning. Something yesterday too like a door slam that rattled the house. Last year abput this time(spring) there was alot of palpable seismic activity. Eerie Scary

a-1520463477 Mar 07, 2018 02:57 PM
Distant Earthquake Possibly Felt in Santa Barbara Wednesday Morning

We live downtown and noticed that the items in our china cabinet were rattling, but we thought maybe a train was rolling by or maybe a large delivrry truck...neither was the case. Our neighbor thought maybe a rovket had taken off, but maybe it wss the large jet that flew in to sba?

Nicole55 Mar 07, 2018 01:28 PM
Distant Earthquake Possibly Felt in Santa Barbara Wednesday Morning

I definitely had one door that was rattling like someone was trying to break in. It was 9:30am because I sent a text at that time to ask someone else if that was an earthquake and the text was sent at 9:31am. But nothing else seemed to be shaking so it was really bizarre.

a-1520457569 Mar 07, 2018 01:19 PM
Distant Earthquake Possibly Felt in Santa Barbara Wednesday Morning

From KABC 7-tv, website: SIMMLER, Calif. (KABC) --"A preliminary-magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck Wednesday morning near the remote community of Simmler in eastern San Luis Obispo County, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The temblor's epicenter was located about 38 miles east-southeast of Paso Robles, according to the USGS. "

People as far away as Santa Barbara and Oxnard reported feeling the quake, which was measured at a depth of 5.6 miles.

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