A 5.1 magnitude earthquake near San Jose struck in Salinas, California

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The 5.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday was felt as far south as Salinas.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 11:42 a.m. 12 miles east of San Jose at a depth of about 4 miles. The area is about 40 miles southeast of downtown San Francisco.

The quake was followed by a second aftershock of magnitude 3.1 shortly after, at 11:47 a.m., according to the USGS.

The quake’s epicenter was in the Joseph Grant Ranch County Park area, about 12 miles east of San Jose near the Calaveras Fault, the Mercury News reported.

The quake was felt as far south as Salinas and Monterey, as far east as Merced and Stockton, and as far north as San Rafael.

Many people tweeted that they felt the chills.

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