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Parts of the South Coast were rocked by an earthquake Wednesday night. The magnitude 3.7 quake occurred at 5:07 p.m. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, about ten miles south of Camarillo.

The quake was originally reported as a magnitude 3.6 quake, but was later upgraded to a 3.7.

There are no reports of injuries or damage. A number of people throughout the region felt the quake.

The Central and South Coasts are earthquake country.

Just this month, central Ventura County was rocked by a swarm of small quakes centered near Ojai. The major concern is about the so-called “Big One,” a large scale quake with the potential to cause serious damage.

Seismologists are developing an early warning network which could give us a few seconds warning if a major quake is on the way, and say if they get the final funding needed, it could be online in about a year.