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4.3-magnitude earthquake reported near Lompoc

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LOMPOC, Calif. - A 4.3-magnitude earthquake was reported about 16 miles southwest of Lompoc at 1:38 p.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey had initially recorded a preliminary 4.6-magnitude earthquake.

Residents as far south as the city of Ventura reported feeling the earthquake.

No injuries or damage to infrastructure has been reported. View an interactive map here.

"I was with my client and then we felt the rumble," Rachael Nogle with Salon Blush in Lompoc said.

Rachael Nogle and her client were feeling the rumble of a 4.3 earthquake.

"I think it was more loud than anything because our mirrors were just rumbling," Nogle said.   

The ladies over at Salon Blush in Lompoc were a little spooked.  

"And then my client ran under a desk and we ran to the doorway and I think it lasted for about 15 seconds and that's it," Nogle said. 

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting the quake had a depth of approximately 5.7 miles. No tsunami warnings have been issued at this time.

We also spoke with people at a Lompoc laundromat who felt it too. 

"I stood up to go to the room, the floor started shaking, my mom was like what.. and I looked outside and everything was shaking," Asjane Davis said, who felt the earthquake. 

Davis was in her grandmother's second floor apartment.

"So I'm freaking out," Davis said.  

We will update this story when new information becomes available.

Be prepared. Check out our earthquake preparedness webpage here.


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