Saturday A.M. Temblor In S. Bay

SANTA CLARA CO. (BCN) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 was recorded this morning in Santa Clara County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor was reported at 7:40 a.m. about 5 miles northeast of Gilroy and 11 miles east-southeast of Morgan Hill, USGS officials said. The earthquake had a depth of about 4 miles, according to USGS officials, and was located along the Calaveras Fault zone.

The total slip rate on the Calaveras Fault is approximately 6 mm per year north of its intersection with the Hayward Fault and is approximately 15 mm per yr to the south, according to the USGS. The northern end of the central segment of the Calaveras Fault last produced a notable earthquake in October 2007, the M5.4 Alum Rock earthquake, which ruptured to the south.

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