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3.3 Earthquake shakes things up near Carpinteria

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U.S. Geological Survey

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - If you felt sudden shaking while you were lying in bed around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, you may have felt the 3.3-magnitude earthquake that struck not far from Carpinteria.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake occurred roughly 7.7 miles from Carpinteria, 16 miles from Santa Barbara and 18 miles from Ventura.

This earthquake was also recorded as being very shallow, not taking place very far beneath the earth's crust.

About 300 people reported feeling the light quake from Santa Barbara down to Moorpark. Some described it as a quick jolt that made their windows rattle.

NewsChannel 3 viewers shared their experiences on Twitter:

The U.S. Geological Survey shows there have been no other earthquakes at or above 3.0 in the nearby area over the past 3 weeks.

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