Santa Clara County rattled by 13 earthquakes in seven days

April 7, 2012CALIFORNIAThirteen earthquakes, averaging a magnitude of 1.9 on the Richter scale, struck Santa Clara County this week. The largest quake, with a magnitude of 2.9, occurred just nine miles north of Morgan Hill at 2:42 a.m. Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website. Three tremors rocked the county on Friday alone, with a 1.8 magnitude quake striking three miles south of Los Altos and 20 minutes from Campbell at 5:11 p.m. A slightly smaller quake, registering at 1.5, hit three miles from Los Altos the day before at 11:59 a.m. Multiple tremors shook the South County area, especially in Gilroy and Morgan Hill. In Gilroy, a 1.8 magnitude quake hit four miles south of the Garlic Capital at 4:08 p.m. Thursday, and three more hit Gilroy Wednesday. The first struck a few miles from Gilroy at 2:29 a.m. with a magnitude of 2.0. The second, a 1.2, hit three miles away at 4:28 p.m. and another 2.0 quake hit the Garlic City about 10 minutes later in the same area. On Tuesday, a 1.2 magnitude quake hit five miles from San Martin at 7:19 p.m., along with additional smaller quakes striking near the same area. To view the quakes that sent trembles through the county in the earlier portion of the week, view the UGSG earthquake list. –Gilroy Patch
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8 Responses to Santa Clara County rattled by 13 earthquakes in seven days

  1. Cookie's mum says:

    Isn’t this pretty common? although I did see a 4.5mag offshore Mexico again north of PuertoV..I need to check out webicorders around and about..thanks xox


  2. Hung says:

    Hmmm I live in San Jose and didn’t feel any of those quakes


  3. radiogirl says:

    Praying for more time………….


  4. Marshallrn says:

    Well this area is always of concern. I live in Sonoma county north part of the Bay Area. Not too much movement here and non of these small quakes were even felt by seismagraphs this far north. Yet I thank you for putting this out there.


  5. Rob says:

    If I haven’t said so before I’d like do so now & say, from the bottom of my heart…. Thank You! Thank You to those that run the Website & Thank You to each & every contributing Author, even if I don’t always agree with everything every Author posts(then again even if there was a chance of that what fun would it be 😉 ) but it’s so critical to be able to have sources of invaluable information like this as well as a forum for individuals to be able to make their opinions on the subject of the article heard. Thank You. Much Love, Light & Blessings be upon you all! 🙂


  6. dannrivera says:

    Remember April 23, 2012 – a date to watch. A worldwide mega-event will happen around this date and it will be catastrophic.


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