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Earthquake Recap: Six Quakes Jostle Santa Clara County

San Martin, Los Altos and Saratoga all saw some tremors between May 8 and May 13.

Six earthquakes rang through Santa Clara County over the last week, with the strongest coming out of San Martin early Sunday morning. That one registered a 2.2 on the Richter scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

The two-point tremor, which struck at 4:25 a.m., had an epicenter just eight miles northeast of Gilroy.

On May 8, a 1.2 shaker hit five miles northeast of San Martin, about nine miles northeast of Gilroy.

The closest quake to hit near Campbell, Los Gatos and Cupertino was a 1.1 tremor one mile southeast of Saratoga. That one struck May 9 at 2:29 a.m.

Los Altos also saw its fair share of tremors this week, with a 1.7 one striking May 8 just three miles south of the city. The epicenter was four miles west of Cupertino. The next day, a 1.5 quake hit three miles south of Los Altos again.

A 1.6 rounded out Los Altos' earthquake hat trick on May 11 when it struck, once again, three miles south of the city and just three mils west of Cupertino.

Four quakes also shook up Gilroy's neighbor to the south, Hollister, in the last week.

The first, on May 6, registered a 2.8 on the Richter scale, while the second was a less-intimidating 1.2. That one went down at just before 4 p.m. on May 10 and was followed by a 1.4 shaker four hours later.

The last quake to rock Hollister struck at 7:29 a.m. the morning of May 11 and registered an even 2.0.

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