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Earthquake swarm continues on South Coast

An updated USGS map on Friday shows that more than 1200 people reported felling the largest quake in the quake swarm in Ventura County.
An updated USGS map on Friday shows that more than 1200 people reported feeling the largest quake in the earthquake swarm in Ventura County.

Largest in series still the 3.9 magnitude quake Thursday afternoon.

There have now been around a dozen earthquakes in a swarm which started in Ventura County Thursday afternoon, and continued into Friday.

The largest was a magnitude 3.9 quake, which hit at 4:25 Thursday afternoon. It was centered around six miles northwest of Santa Paula. Seismologists have adjusted the exact magnitude multiple times since the quake, as they’ve examined the data. It was felt from Santa Barbara County to Orange County.

Most of the other quakes have been too small for people to feel. The second largest was at 4:35 Thursday afternoon, and was a magnitude 2.6.

They have all been centered in the same general area between Santa Paula and Ojai.

There’s no reported injuries or damage.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.