California natural disaster rattles area east of San Jose

  • California natural disaster rattles area east of San Jose

California natural disaster rattles area east of San Jose

While many Americans in northern and eastern parts of the country are grappling with frigid temperatures and multiple feet of snow, residents in the west-and particularly, California-are dealing with formidable earth-produced troubles of their own.

A 3.9 magnitude quake struck East San Jose just hours after a temblor hit elsewhere in Santa Clara County Tuesday night, reports CBS San Francisco.

This was the second shaker Tuesday night on the Calaveras Fault, with one at 7:19 p.m. registering 3.1 near San Martin, also in Santa Clara County.

Local man Dave Freund of Los Gatos felt "a quick, small jolt on Lexington Reservoir", reported the San Jose Mercury News. These provisions include, but are not limited to, first aid supply kits, non-perishable canned foods, and bottled water.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from East Foothills, five miles from Alum Rock, nine miles from Milpitas and 82 miles from Sacramento.

USGS said it had received almost 150 reports of the quake.

No damage or injuries were reported.