Preliminary Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Hits Near San Jose

An earthquake struck near San Jose on Dec. 26, 2017. (Credit: USGS)

An earthquake struck near San Jose on Dec. 26, 2017. (Credit: USGS)

A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening nine miles from San Jose, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:32 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from East Foothills, five miles from Alum Rock, nine miles from Milpitas and 82 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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