Mag. 3.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 10.4 mi southwest of Oxnard, Ventura County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 11:44 (GMT)

Mag. 3.5 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 10.4 mi southwest of Oxnard, Ventura County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 11:44 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 20 km depth

6 Apr 11:48 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 20.0 km.
Date & time: 6 Apr 2016 11:44:20 UTC
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.08°N / 119.29°W (North Pacific Ocean, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) SW of Port Hueneme (Ventura County) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) SW of Oxnard (pop: 207,300) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) S of Ventura (pop: 96,800) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SW of Camarillo (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SW of Santa Paula (Ventura County) (pop: 30,500) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Thousand Oaks (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WSW of Simi Valley (pop: 126,800) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Santa Barbara (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
3782 km (2350 mi) W of Washington (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
3782 km (2350 mi) W of Washington DC (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) E of Santa Cruz Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.520 km SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIF.EMSC
M 3.520 km- 12km SW of Port Hueneme, CAUSGS

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User reports for this quake (18)

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Ventura (16.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Port Hueneme (United States, 12 km NE of epicenter) : Furniture moved, pictures on wall moved. Bed wobbled (reported through EMSC)
Apple Valley (United States, 197 km E of epicenter) : It just happened a couple of minutes ago here in Apple Valley.Rolling thunder. Loud rumbling and then the shaking. It lasted about a minute. (reported through EMSC)
Thousand Oaks (United States, 34 km E of epicenter) : Windows rattled and the house made creaking noises. No motion felt. (reported through EMSC)
Ventura (United States, 21 km N of epicenter) : It jolted me awake. (reported through EMSC)
Victorville (United States, 187 km E of epicenter) : I was asleep but, had just a Big Bang. Thought it was me dreaming. Till I noticed my notifications. When I woke to use restroom. (reported through EMSC)
Oxnard (United States, 16 km NE of epicenter) : I felt like someone jumped on my bed! (reported through EMSC)
Port Hueneme (United States, 12 km NE of epicenter) : Was lying on couch, with my daughter next to me and my 6lbs dog asleep on me; neither of them woke up nor did my wife and son who were asleep upstairs. It felt like someone shoved the couch but once and there was a boom like neighbor being thrown into a wall but nothing fell in the house. (reported through EMSC)
Hawthorne (United States, 90 km E of epicenter) : Just felt a little shake when I was laying down. (reported through EMSC)
Thousand Oaks (United States, 44 km E of epicenter) : One big jolt (reported through EMSC)
Santa Paula (United States, 37 km NE of epicenter) : Thought neighbor slammed trunk/front door shut to cause windows to vibrate then quick jolt... (reported through EMSC)
Thousand Oaks (United States, 44 km E of epicenter) : The wall behind me shook and, it shook my bed. My husband also felt it, in the living room. (reported through EMSC)
Somis (United States, 34 km NE of epicenter) : One quick jolt (reported through EMSC)
Oxnard (United States, 16 km NE of epicenter) : Very brief, one jolt very minor after shock (reported through EMSC)
Oxnard (United States, 16 km NE of epicenter) : The trembling woke me up. (reported through EMSC)
Oxnard (United States, 16 km NE of epicenter) : Woke me up from my sleep (reported through EMSC)
Port Hueneme (United States, 12 km NE of epicenter) : I was semi awake already but I heard it first rather than felt it! (reported through EMSC)
Port Hueneme (United States, 12 km NE of epicenter) : I just woke up like 4 mins ago I felt my bed shaking a little and a loud boom but idk I'm going back to sleep hope it was nothing big (reported through EMSC)
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