earthquake.jpgTwo small earthquakes struck the Bay Area Wednesday night — one in Fremont, and another in Santa Clara County. Did you feel either of them?

According to the USGS, at 9:27 p.m. a 2.1 magnitude quake originating from the Hayward Fault shook an area in Fremont near Ohlone College.

The temblor, which had a depth of 8.6 miles, had an epicenter located near Pine and Bryant streets in Fremont, the USGS says.

Then at 10:13 p.m., an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.1 struck in Santa Clara County. The temblor originated from the Calaveras Fault and shook an area in the east foothills just north of the Cherry Flat Reservoir.

The quake, which had a depth of 4.2 miles, was centered about 9 miles east-northeast from San Jose City Hall, according to the USGS.

Bay City News contributed significantly to this report.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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