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Four small earthquakes strike near Milpitas in course of hour

Four earthquakes, three registering above a magnitude 2.0, hit the area about 6 miles northeast of Milpitas in under an hour Tuesday morning.

The latest and strongest quake struck just after 9 a.m. at a magnitude of 3.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A magnitude 3.0 hit shortly after 8:30 a.m., another 1.3 barely registered at 8:19 a.m. and a 2.7 first rattled the area less than three minutes before.

USGS Four earthquakes ranging in magnitudes of 1.3 to 3.3 struck about 6 miles northeast of Milpitas, Calif. in under an hour the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

The epicenter of all four quakes was located on the north end of the Calaveras Reservoir near Calaveras Road and south of the Sunol Regional Wilderness park in Alameda County.

No damage was immediately reported.

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