A 3.8 magnitude earthquake was reported off the coast of Isla Vista on Saturday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

According to the USGS, the quake was reportedly felt by residents in Lompoc, Solvang, Santa Ynez and parts of Ventura County. Courtesy of USGS

The earthquake occurred at 5:31 p.m. It was centered in the ocean approximately nine miles west of Isla Vista, 11 miles west of Goleta and 18 miles west of Santa Barbara, according to the USGS. The earthquake was approximately 1.4 miles deep in the ocean.

According to the USGS, the quake was reportedly felt by residents in Lompoc, Solvang, Santa Ynez and parts of Ventura County.

The USGS initially rated the earthquake as a 3.7 on the Richter Scale but soon revised it to a 3.8.

I.V. residents experienced minor earthquakes throughout the course of 2017.

The USGS reported a 4.1 magnitude earthquake on May 16 and a 3.1 magnitude earthquake on Oct. 21 that was approximately eight miles west of I.V. A series of 2.1 magnitude earthquakes also occurred in May and August.

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