The USGS sent SoCal a quake alert on Wednesday for a tremor that actually occurred in 1925


A powerful and deadly earthquake struck the coastal California city of Santa Barbara back on June 29, 1925. More than a dozen people died and $8 million in damage was reported in the historic quake, which had a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter Scale.

Flash-forward almost 92 years and a quake with the same magnitude and with the same epicenter was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on Wednesday. 

Only this latest event was a false alarm — a database aftershock to be more precise — of the 1925 event.

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