Small quake shakes Santa Clara County


The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck Thursday night (Sept. 2) in Santa Clara County.

According to the USGS, the temblor rattled an area of unincorporated Santa Clara County near the Cherry Flat Reservoir shortly after 9 p.m.

Caused by a shift along the Calaveras Fault, the quake was centered about 10 miles east-northeast of San Jose and 15 miles southeast of Fremont with a depth of 1.5 miles, according to the USGS.

Two hours later, a second, smaller seismic event occurred along approximately the same area of the fault. The second quake -- also at a depth of 1.5 miles -- registered a preliminary magnitude of 1.4, according to the USGS.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of another community
on Sep 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm

This is not news: There are 300,000 quakes of this tiny size in the world every year. Look at the NORMAL RECORD for our area in just the last few days.

2.5 September 2, 2010 9:07 p.m.
2.3 September 2, 2010 8:29 p.m.
2.4 September 2, 2010 10:05 a.m.
3.1 September 2, 2010 9:35 a.m.
2.1 September 2, 2010 5:17 a.m.
2.4 September 2, 2010 12:13 a.m.
2.1 September 1, 2010 5:33 p.m.
2.5 September 1, 2010 12:27 p.m.
2.0 September 1, 2010 11:44 a.m.
3.2 August 31, 2010 6:26 p.m.

A reminder about preparedness and places that provide preparedness info would be a story. PA sending help to New Zealand or another locale where a huge quake has hit would be an appropriate story.

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Posted by Reluctant Siliconer
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 5, 2010 at 10:49 am

So that's why the animals were acting weirder than usual.

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of another community
on Sep 7, 2010 at 8:35 am

This non-story has been up since last week (despite the fact that a number of little quakes have no doubt happened since then, AS THEY ALWAYS DO).

Next story for PaloAltoOnline: "THE SUN CAME OUT TODAY"

Maybe that will generate discussion, fear, controversy, etc. etc. etc.

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