Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits near San Jose, felt in NorCal

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck near San Jose on Tuesday morning. The quake struck at 11:42 a.m. about 8.6 miles (14 kilometers) east of Seven Trees, California, the US Geological Survey said. Its depth was 4.2 miles (6.9 kilometers). It was felt across the Bay Area and parts of Stockton, Turlock and Modesto, according to reports on the USGS website and phone calls to KCRA 3. A few minutes later, there was an aftershock with a magnitude of 3.1. There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Caltech seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones told NBC Bay Area that it was the largest earthquake to hit the Bay Area since the 2007 Alum Rock quake. The latest quake occurred along the Calaveras Fault, which tends to have smaller earthquakes. said there was a small chance that the earthquake could be a prelude to something bigger, and that the risk would decrease over time. BART, which provides rail service in the Bay Area, said its 57 trains will operate at reduced speeds following the earthquake. Have you felt an earthquake? Submit any video to kcra.com/upload. This story is evolving. Stay tuned to KCRA 3 for updates.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck near San Jose on Tuesday morning.

The earthquake struck at 11:42 a.m. about 8.6 miles (14 kilometers) east of Seven Trees, California. according to the US Geological Survey. Its depth was 4.2 miles (6.9 kilometers).

It was felt across the Bay Area and in parts of Stockton, Turlock and Modesto, according to reports on the USGS website and phone calls to KCRA 3.

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A few minutes later, there was an aftershock with a magnitude of 3.1.

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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California Institute of Technology Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones told NBC Bay Area it was the largest earthquake to hit the Bay Area since the 2007 Alum Rock earthquake.

The latest quake occurred along the Calaveras Fault, which tends to have smaller earthquakes, she said.

Jones said there was a small chance that the quake could be a harbinger of something bigger, and that the risk was diminishing as time went on.

BART, which provides rail service to the Bay Area, said its 57 trains will operate at reduced speeds following the earthquake.

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Have you felt an earthquake? Submit any video to kcra.com/upload. This story is evolving. Stay tuned to KCRA 3 for updates.

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