LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A California earthquake today 2014 has struck near San Jose. The quake centered near Loyola began today January 3, 2014 in the predawn morning hours. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 2.9 magnitude California earthquake today 2014 began west of San Jose just after 3:52 am PST. The quake however had a nominal depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started only five miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the vicinity.
USGS indicates to news that the California earthquake began two miles south of Loyola. The quake was four miles south of Los Altos and four miles southwest of Mountain View. The quake began six miles west of Sunnyvale and ninety-three miles southwest of Sacramento.
The quake is the first of the new year to strike near San Jose. In August last year one quake was four miles east of East Foothills. The quake was the same distance east of Alum Rock and nine miles east of San Jose. The quake was north of Morgan Hill, west of Modesto, south of Fremont, and north of Gilroy.
In June last year, another quake was six miles east of Livermore and twelve miles west of Tracy. That quake was twelve miles east of Pleasanton and fifteen miles south of Discovery Bay. The quake started sixty-two miles south of Sacramento.