5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Jolts San Jose, CA


A 5.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The earthquake struck around 11:42 a.m. local time, about nine miles east of Seven Trees, a neighborhood in San Jose, Calif. It was followed about five minutes later by a 3.1-magnitude aftershock, U.S.G.S data shows.

The U.S.G.S. called it a “notable quake,” but described the intensity of shaking from the earthquake as weak to moderate. The agency said that about 18,000 people across the Bay Area and beyond had reported that they felt the earthquake.

In California, about two or three strong earthquakes are recorded each year with a magnitude of 5.5 or greater, causing moderate damage to buildings and other structures, according to the state Department of Conservation.(NY Times)


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