Micro-earthquakes occur west, west-southwest from Santa Paula
By Peggy Kelly
Santa Paula News
Published: January 02, 2013
There were two micro-earthquakes that occurred more than a week ago located west of Santa Paula on or near a long dormant fault line.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey the first event occurred Sunday, December 23, at 2:32 p.m.
The 2.2 magnitude shaker was located three miles west from Santa Paula and eight miles northeast from San Buenaventura. Its exact location was mapped as 34.360°N, 119.124°W and the earthquake was registered at a depth of 4.7 miles.
A little more than two hours later, at 4:43 p.m., there was a 1.7 earthquake, probably an aftershock to the first event. The micro-earthquake was located three miles west-southwest from Santa Paula and eight miles northeast from San Buenaventura. Its exact location was mapped as 34.343°N, 119.121° and the earthquake was registered at a depth of six miles.
Both micro-earthquakes occurred on or near the Ventura Fault north of the Oak Ridge Fault.