4.8-magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California coast

Earthquake.USGS.gov

A summary of a 4.6 Santa Barbara County earthquake from the U.S. Geological Survey, Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 has rattled part of the Southern California coast.

Brian Park said he felt the earthquake at home before he headed off to work at the Isla Vista Food Co-op.

"I just felt the house shake and then just everything started to fall, and then my bed was — well, I'm on a bunk bed, so that started to wobble around," he said. "It was kind of scary 'cause my house is pretty unstable, so I thought it was going to collapse or something."

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7:38 a.m. Wednesday temblor was centered 3 miles west of Isla Vista in Santa Barbara County.

The quake was also felt in neighboring Ventura County.

The epicenter is in the Santa Barbara Channel region about 100 miles west of Los Angeles.

It was initially reported as a 4.9 quake before being downgraded to 4.6, then revised upward to 4.8.

This story has been updated.

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