US Geological Survey
The partial government shutdown has resulted in the furlough of well-known seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones along with about 30 others in Pasadena, according to a KNX 1070 report.
A magnitude-4.6 earthquake rattled Santa Barbara County Wednesday.
To Los Angeles TV audiences, Dr. Lucy Jones is known as the earthquake expert.
A magnitude-3.0 earthquake was recorded Tuesday in the San Jacinto Mountains area.