Small earthquake hits Bay Area

Jan. 7, 2010, 5:38 p.m.

An earthquake that registered a 4.1 on the Richter Scale hit the Bay Area Thursday morning at 10:09 a.m., about seven miles from Milpitas. The earthquake did not appear to have caused significant damage or injury, though reports of the quake quickly traveled around the area.

The earthquake was felt on campus and did not cause any damage to the University. Students who were awake reported a minor stir, while those who didn’t have morning class may have slept through it.

The San Andreas Fault has an 11-percent likelihood of a 6.7-or-greater quake within 30 years, according to The San Francisco Chronicle and U.S. Geological Survey seismologist David Oppenheimer.

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