5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Bay Area in San Jose

5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Bay Area in San Jose

The US Geological Survey reported a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in San Jose, California, at around 2.42 pm ET on October 25.

The quake was 4.2 miles deep, according to a preliminary investigation.

Thankfully, the earthquake did not result in any visible damage to property and people.

About 100,000 people received an advanced notification from the Earthquake Warning California app.

“Advance notice varied from two seconds for those very near the epicenter to 18 seconds for those in San Francisco,” authorities said.

According to Dr Annemarie Baltay, a USGS seismologist, "there could be 10-15 aftershocks of magnitude 3 or greater in the next week.”

The USGS further reported another 3.6 magnitude earthquake Tuesday that struck around 6.08 pm ET.