Multiple Earthquakes Shake Santa Clara County

SANTA CLARA COUNTY — A magnitude 2.7 earthquake struck Monday morning in Santa Clara¬†County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at 8:47 a.m., and was centered 9 miles east of Morgan Hill.

Less than an hour later, at 9:27 a.m., a second quake rattled the South Bay. That one, a magnitude 2.9, was centered just 2 miles east of Saratoga.

A viewer in Los Gatos emailed KRON 4 News to say she felt the jolt while sitting on her bed reading then “Heard closets and house noise first …enough for me to suspect an earthquake.”

“Dog on bed was startled at noise and then the quake made her jump off bed and run outside to bark. She has no earthquake training,” she wrote. “UI am a local since birth and only move to cover when I feel a quake that is much longer! But really felt this short short jolt!”

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