VENTURA (CBSLA) — For a second day in a row, a series of small earthquakes Friday jolted Ventura starting in the early morning hours and lasting into mid-afternoon.
A magnitude-3 quake was recorded just before 2 p.m. near Ventura, hours after more than at least four small quakes rattled the area – one of which was a magnitude-3.5 earthquake that struck about 4 miles west of Ventura at about 4:10 a.m. Friday.READ MORE: Pasadena Unified School District Parents Voice Concerns About Return To Classrooms, Vaccines, Testing
Shaking was felt in Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Oak View, Santa Paula and Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
That quake was followed by a 2.9 and a 3.6 that struck at the same time at 5:29 a.m., less than a mile from each other, and a 3.2 that hit at 5:37 a.m. just a little closer to Ventura.
Friday’s quake swarm struck in the same area that was hit by a swarm of earthquakes Thursday. The two biggest of that swarm, a 3.3 and a 3.4, struck at about 5 a.m.
There were no reports of injury or damage.READ MORE: Five Arrested After Wild Pursuit Ends With Car Crashing Into Pole, Flipping Over
The quakes are believed to be part of a swarm of 70 quake events that began at 4 p.m. Thursday with a M0.9 temblor, according to earthquake expert Dr. Lucy Jones.
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The current Ventura swarm started at 4 pm 11/6 with a M0.9 event.
So far the swarm has had 70 events, with 5 events of M>3.2, and largest M3.6. One interpretation is that this is occurring on an unmapped NNW striking tear fault in the upper block of the Ventura fault. pic.twitter.com/jlZVsnvjMM
— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) November 8, 2019
Swarms of earthquakes are common and is unlikely to be followed by a bigger temblor, Jones added.