Parts Of South Coast Rocked By Earthquake

Parts of the South Coast were rocked by a small earthquake Saturday morning. The magnitude 3.1 quake occurred at 11:33 a.m. and was centered around eight miles west of Isla Vista. A number of people reported feeling it, but no damage was reported.

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Parts of the South Coast were rocked by a small earthquake Saturday morning.

The magnitude 3.1 quake occurred at 11:33 a.m. and was centered around eight miles west of Isla Vista.  A number of people reported feeling it, but no damage was reported.

With warm temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds across much of the South and Central coasts this weekend, the region is under fire weather conditions.

A red flag warning – indicating high fire danger – is in effect for the Santa Barbara County mountains – including the Santa Ynez range -- until Sunday morning and for the Ventura County mountains until Tuesday evening.

Firefighters knocked down a 100 acre plus brush fire on Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The fire was reported at around 1 p.m. Friday of Sudden Road, on the south side of the base. No structures were damaged. The cause is under investigation.

The latest unemployment numbers show no month to month change statewide, but there are dips on the Central and South Coasts.

The state’s jobless rate was 5.1% in September, the same as it was in August.

But, in Ventura County, the percentage of people out of work dipped from 5.3% in August to 4.7% in September. Santa Barbara County showed a month to month drop from 4.6% to 4.1%. San Luis Obispo County had the lowest jobless numbers in the region, going from 4.3% in August to 3.6% in September.

Three major highway repair projects in Santa Barbara County are among the latest to be funded by a new effort to improve the state’s infrastructure.

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Parts of the South Coast were rocked by a small earthquake Saturday morning.

The magnitude 3.1 quake occurred at 11:33 a.m. and was centered around eight miles west of Isla Vista.  A number of people reported feeling it, but no damage was reported.

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