USGS: 3.4 Magnitude Earthquake in San Jose - NBC Bay Area

USGS: 3.4 Magnitude Earthquake in San Jose



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    The United State Geological Survey in Menlo Park reported a 3.4 magnitude earthquake centered in San Jose on Monday afternoon located near the Alum Rock neighborhood and the eastern foothills along the Calaveras Fault.

    The preliminary report indicates the quake was reported just after noon. The exact coordinates of the quake, stated by the USGS, the Northern California Seismic Network and UC Berkeley, indicate the quake was four miles northeast of the eastern foothills, five miles northeast of Alum Rock, seven miles east of Milpitas and nine miles northeast of San Jose.

    NBC Bay Area viewers on Facebook felt the quake, but didn't report any immediate damage. A poster named Judy Patton said she felt the quake in Milpitas off Landess Avenue as did Cica Barbosa in Milpitas who said the earthquake shook the sofa and walls.

    Anne Stenehjem said her husband felt it in downtown San Jose but she did not at the Pruneyard Towers in Campbell, and Katheryn Calio wrote that she lives in a mobile home park in east San Jose and the quake sounded like "someone had hit the house."

    Layna Quast Goforth wrote in to say she felt the quake in Willow Glen. "One big jolt that felt like a train hit the house," she posted. "No damage but some freaked out pets."

    Click here for more information about the Calaveras Fault.