Moderate Earthquake Near Santa Barbara, CA May 29, 2013

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Today California had a moderate earthquake (M4.8) near Santa Barbara, California. 

It was near the Mission Ridge - Arroyo Parida - Santa Ana fault system.  The focal mechanism indicates ENE compression consistent with a thrust fault. 

Using the earthquake viewer, we can see that the chance of a larger earthquake in this area during the next year was low at the time it occurred. 

Relatively few aftershocks have been recorded at this time (14:30 local time).

Further details can be seen on the earthquake viewer.

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