Small Earthquake, Aftershock Hit San Jose Area

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A small earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.2 rattled an area near San Jose Wednesday morning and was followed by an aftershock, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor, recorded at 9:31 a.m., was centered about 10 miles east of downtown San Jose and had a depth of 5.3 miles, according to the USGS.

A 1.6-magnitude aftershock was reported just a minute later in the same spot, according to the USGS.

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