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Isla Vista residents uneasy about earthquakes contributing to cliff erosion

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A 4.1-magnitude earthquake that struck eight miles west of Isla Vista on Tuesday night was felt by people up and down the coast, and especially by those living in Isla Vista.

"Things were just shaking a little bit and I was waiting for it to end because I wasn't sure what it was and it wasn't really ending and I just laid in my bed," said Kayla Sergent, Isla Vista resident.

"We live in a two story house and we were on the second floor and the whole bedroom kind of started swaying," said Allison Wilcoxon, Goleta resident.

"It was a pretty big one, I think. You really felt it sitting in the movie theater but nobody ran out," explained Brandy Asarch, Isla Vista resident.

Some people were excited about it, but others were scared.

"Mommy was scared that the pictures were going to fall down but they didn't," said Noelani Killam, Santa Barbara resident.

Some of the people who were most on edge, where those who live on the edge.

Residents said they see the cliffsides in Isla Vista crumbling more frequently, so they are uneasy about earthquakes contributing to the erosion.

"It's kind of scary to think that with an earthquake, even with a small earthquake, that a lot of people could probably get injured," said Diego Urioste, who lives along the cliff in Isla Vista.

"I hope there is no more earthquakes or anything that can cause it to erode further," added another Isla Vista resident.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says as of Wednesday there are no reports of damage or injuries related to the earthquake.

The quake had an aftershock of magnitude 3.1 one minute later, a magnitude 2.2 six minutes after that, and a magnitude 2.0 one minute after that.

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