4.1-magnitude quake rattles area

10 a.m. quake centered north of Milpitas

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 struck this morning (Thursday) in Santa Clara County.

A sharp, short shake was felt at The Almanac news offices around 10:10 a.m. in West Menlo Park.

The quake was centered about 6 miles east-northeast of Milpitas and 11 miles north-northeast of San Jose City Hall, according to the USGS.

People as far north as San Francisco reported feeling a short shake.

The earthquake had a depth of 5.6 miles, according to the USGS.

Link to USGS page on this quake.

Click here for a view from the new seismograph at Portola Valley Town Center (until the image passes from view over time today).

— Palo Alto Online staff


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