Sixty-three minor earthquakes (maximum magnitude = 5.2) occurred in the Santa Barbara Channel during the period June 26 to August 3 1968. The epicenters form a shot-scatter pattern upon a broad, high-standing fault block in the channel midway between Santa Cruz Island and the City of Santa Barbara. Focal mechanism studies indicate that oblique-slip movement occurred along a northwest-striking fault even though the major folds and faults strike nearly east-west. Preliminary studies of the areal hydrocarbon production data show no compelling evidence for a causal relationship with the swarm.

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