Small Quake Hits South Bay

Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM PDT
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Small Quake Hits South Bay

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Earthquake shakes North Texas again on Sunday night.

 The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a  preliminary magnitude of 2.1 struck Tuesday evening in Santa Clara County.

According to the USGS, at 8:22 p.m. the temblor originating from  the Calaveras Fault shook an area in the east foothills near the Calaveras  Reservoir.

The quake, which had a depth of 4.8 miles, was centered about 5  miles northeast of Milpitas and 10 miles east-southeast of Fremont, according  to the USGS.

In the past week, two other magnitude 2.0 or larger seismic events  have occurred along this segment of the Calaveras Fault.

Monday night -- almost exactly 24 hours before Tuesday night's  quake -- a magnitude 2.1 quake rippled through the foothills from an area  near Joseph D. Grant County Park.

On Friday, a magnitude 2.5 temblor occurred along a segment of the  fault between the park and the reservoir.

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