3.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Ojai in Ventura County, days after 5.1 rattled region

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
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OJAI, Calif. (KABC) -- A 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Ojai early Tuesday morning, two days after the same area was rattled by a 5.1 earthquake as much of Southern California was bracing for Tropical Storm Hilary.

The latest quake happened around 4:39 a.m. at a depth of around 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered less than five miles from Ojai.

No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones discusses the 5.1 earthquake and powerful aftershocks that struck near Ojai in Ventura County.

DEVELOPING: We will add more details to this report as they become available.