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Minor quake strikes in San Mateo County

2.1-magnitude temblor hits San Carlos

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.1 struck Thursday night in San Mateo County.

The quake shook San Carlos at 11:38 p.m. and had a depth of 1.7 miles, according to the USGS. The epicenter was two miles northwest of Redwood City and four miles southeast of San Mateo.

— Bay City News Service

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