Magnitude 2.9 Earthquake Strikes Peninsula Near Palo Alto
SAN MATEO COUNTY (CBS SF) — An earthquake registering a magnitude of 2.9 struck in southern San Mateo County Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.
The quake struck at 8:24 p.m. in Ladera, about 2 miles southwest of Stanford University and 4 miles southwest of Palo Alto, at a depth of 2.6 miles.
The earthquake was felt as far north as San Mateo and as far south as Sunnyvale and Cupertino, according to visitors posting on the USGS website.
There were no reported injuries or damage.
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