On Tuesday evening, the U.S Geological Survey informed that a slight magnitude earthquake 4.0 was reported 9-miles away from San Jose. The upheaval took place at 10:32 p.m. (Pacific Time) at an estimated depth of 5.6 miles. The USGS also indicated that the epicenter was 4 miles from East Foothills, 5 miles from Alum Rock, 9 miles from Milpitas and 82 miles from Sacramento. There have been 2 earthquakes of 3.0 or greater centered nearby magnitude since the past 10 days. This information was collected from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. The SCEDC (Southern California Earthquake Data Center) is the collection of the SCSN (Southern California Seismic Network).

The USGS Reported 4.0 Earthquake near San Jose

The SCEDC (Southern California Earthquake Data Center) was established by the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) and the SCEC (Southern California Earthquake Center). The major objective and mission was to distribute information recorded or processed by the SCSN. Scientists have indicated that it seems possible for Southern California to be hit by an earthquake magnitude of 8.2. This kind of earthquake has been considered far more destructive to the Los Angeles area due to the San Andreas fault runs very close to and underneath densely populated areas. The predicted earthquake of magnitude 8.2 would breach the San Andreas fault from the Salton Sea. It is close to the Mexican border all the way to Monterey County. The fault will also breach through counties including Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles.