SANTA BARBARA (CBS SF) – A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Santa Barbara County Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the USGS, the earthquake struck at 1:38 p.m. in the Pacific Ocean about 16 miles southwest of the town of Lompoc. The epicenter is about 53 miles west of Santa Barbara, 35 miles southwest of Santa Maria and more than 50 miles south of San Luis Obispo.

Map of magnitude 4.3 earthquake that struck off Lompoc in Santa Barbara County, October 26, 2017. (USGS)

Map of magnitude 4.3 earthquake that struck off Lompoc in Santa Barbara County, October 26, 2017. (USGS)

As of 2:00 p.m., visitors to the USGS website from as far away as Los Angeles County reported feeling the earthquake.

The National Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami resulting from the earthquake is not expected.

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This article will be updated as information warrants, and follow KPIX 5 on Twitter at @CBSSF or KCBS Radio on Twitter at @KCBSNews for updates on breaking news anytime.

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