earthquake.jpgTwo earthquakes struck the Bay Area early this morning, one in Sonoma County, the other near San Jose.

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck area seven miles east-southeast of San Jose at 1:31 AM Thursday morning.

They say that the quake had a depth of 5.0 miles.

Then, at 4:11 AM, the USGS says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.9 rattled an area two miles east of The Geysers, in Sonoma County. The tremor had a depth of 1.1 miles, according to the USGS.

Bay City News contributed significantly to this report

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