A 3.8 magnitude earthquake was reported at 6.48pm on Saturday. PDT 11 miles from Goleta, California, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake was centered 13 miles from Santa Barbara and 22 miles from Lompoc, California, at a depth of 7.1 miles.

According to a current three-year data sample, California and Nevada experience an average of 234 earthquakes with a magnitude between 3.0 and 4.0 per year.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the most recent earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you'd like to learn more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.


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