11/03/2023, M4.1 near Ojai

Last updated November 5th, 2023


  • 03 Nov 2023 13:12:18 PDT, (34.420, -119.165), depth 10.4km.
  • 8km ESE of Ojai, California
  • This event is a late aftershock of the M5.1 Ojai event in August 2023


  • As of 03 Nov 2023, 01:56PM PDT, there has been 1 aftershock recorded, M1.9.
  • Aftershocks may be expected in the next few days, the largest expected is approximately 1 magnitude unit smaller than the mainshock.
  • There is a small chance (about 5%) that a larger quake could occur, with the likelihood decreasing over time.

Possible Foreshocks

  • There were 1 events during the 3 days prior to the earthquake (within a 10 km radius).
  • The largest was M1.2 (2023/11/02).

Historical Seismicity

  • Since our records began in 1932 we’ve had 6 events of M4 or greater within 10km of today’s event.
  • The largest historic event was M5.1 on 2023/08/20.
  • The most recent historic event was M5.1 on 20 Aug 2023.


  • Nearby faults: Sisar fault zone (Big Canyon fault) (0.5 km), Sisar fault zone (Sisar fault) (0.5 km), Lion Canyon fault (1.2 km), Mission Ridge fault system, Santa Ana section (Santa Ana fault) (2.3 km), San Cayetano fault (2.6 km), Faults near Oakview and Meiners Oaks (La Vista fault) (6.9 km), faults near Oakview and Meiners Oaks (Villanova fault) (7.9 km), faults near Oakview and Meiners Oaks (Devils Gulch fault) (8.7 km), Oak Ridge fault (9.0 km), faults near Oakview and Meiners Oaks (Oak View fault) (9.7 km), Sisar fault (9.7 km), faults of Orcutt and Timber Canyons (Orcutt fault) (10.8 km), Santa Ynez fault zone, eastern section (12.2 km), Red Mountain fault zone (Red Mountain fault) (12.8 km), Mission Ridge fault system, Arroyo Parida section (Arroyo Parida fault) (13.3 km), Mission Ridge fault system, Arroyo Parida section (13.4 km) and faults of Orcutt and Timber Canyons (Culbertson fault) (13.5 km).**

Additional Information

Below are the waveform data associated with this event, as recorded in our Live Seismograms Feed.

*Earthquakes can occur both near or on major known faults, and in places where no clear fault zones are known. Using the statistical method of Evans et al. (in prep. 2019) the location and focal mechanism of this earthquake suggest the above association with modeled faults in the Community Fault Model (CFM) provided by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) and Harvard University. Note that the CFM fault association may be different from the nearby faults list. Differences may arise due to different fault databases, and because the CFM fault association uses the hypocenter with relation to subsurface 3-dimensional fault orientation models, while the nearby faults list utilizes mapped surface traces as they relate to the epicenter.

CFM Fault: SCEC CFM 5.0 Fault name and closest segment if available; The CFM is maintained by Harvard University, Dept of Earth & Planetary Sciences.

Probability: The probability in percent the earthquake is associated with this fault.

SCSN: Caltech/USGS Southern California Seismic Network

**U.S. Geological Survey and California Geological Survey, 2006, Quaternary fault and fold database for the United States, accessed 2015, from USGS web site: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/qfaults/

This information is subject to change as more up-to-date data become available.

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