4.8-magnitude quake shakes S. California coast

The quake comes days after another one that registered at magnitude 5.7 in northeastern California.

 4.8 magnitude earthquake in Southern CaliforniaUSGS earthquake map and Bign maps

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The magnitude of a Southern California coastal earthquake has been revised upward slightly to 4.8.

The U.S. Geological Survey says that the 7:38 a.m. Wednesday temblor was centered three miles west of Isla Vista in Santa Barbara County, and that shaking was felt as far away as Bakersfield and Los Angeles. It was earlier estimated at magnitude 4.6.

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A Santa Barbara County sheriff's dispatcher says there are no reports of damage or injuries.

The epicenter was in the Santa Barbara Channel region about 100 miles west of Los Angeles. California typically experiences about 15 quakes greater than magnitude 4.6 every year. The Santa Barbara region has been seismically quiet in recent years.

Last week, a 5.7-magnitude temblor hit a remote section of Northern California and caused some damage.

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