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2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Milpitas Area

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California Earthquake

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MILPITAS (CBS SF) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.4 struck near Milpitas Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor struck at 12:29 p.m. with its epicenter about 7 miles northeast of Milpitas.

The quake had a depth of about 4.7 miles, according to the USGS.

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