Earthquakes rattle San Jose — but not the big one:
On late Tuesday probably two earthquakes more than three hours apart rattled the San Jose area of California, but according to authorities no damage was reported yet. According to the statement of U.S. Geological a magnitude-3.1 quake struck at 7:19 p.m. local time a few miles east of San Martin. A stronger quake, registering 3.9. and centered northeast of Alum Rock, and according to USGS they state that rolled through the area at 10:32 p.m.
Sanjay Khandelwal said to Mercury News that “My daughter felt it as well. She sleeps in a bunk bed and felt it move.” And Christiane Hinsch, which was in nearby Morgan Hill, tells to CBS San Francisco on their Facebook page that she “heard it before it happened. Lasted about 5 seconds, windows vibrating.”
The earth- quakes were emitted by the Calaveras Fault that runs east of San Jose. University of California-Berkeley seismologists have warned with high emergency in the city at the moment.
In 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey shows that about 14.3% earthquakes with a magnitude-6.7 or greater earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the next 30 years, and a 7.4% chance on the Calaveras Fault. Given that the faults are connected, the energy released in a simultaneous rupture could be 2.5 times greater, or a magnitude-7.3 quake, the Berkeley seismologists have reported.