South Bay Shaken by Two Minor Earthquakes Hours Apart
The U.S. Geological Survey says a pair of minor earthquakes just a few hours apart rattled the San Jose, South Bay Area.
The Mercury News of San Jose, citing the USGS, reports a 3.1 magnitude quake hit an area northeast of San Martin at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday. A stronger 3.9 magnitude quake hit at 10:32 p.m. northeast of Alum Rock.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
What to do after an earthquake
Expect aftershocks hours, days, or weeks after the main quake.
Aftershocks can cause building damage and falling debris that could injure you.
Avoid open flames in damaged buildings.
Earthquakes can damage gas lines, so don’t use lighters or matches.
If you live near the coast, stay away from the beach.
Earthquakes can cause dangerous tsunamis and flooding.
Drive carefully and plan alternative routes.
Structural damage and traffic light outages may make it difficult to get to your destination.
Information about earthquakes is available at the USGS website at: