Earthquake San Francisco San Jose Bay Area Friday January 7 2011

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Map of Earthquake Area From USGS

The earthquake San Francisco San Jose Bay Area on Friday, January 7 2011 which was a small earthquake measuring 4.1 hit the Californian city of San Jose and the surrounding area on Friday afternoon at 4:10 PM, January 7 2011, according to the USGS. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at about 4:10 pm (0010 GMT Saturday), was located about 13 miles (20 kilometers) southeast of downtown San Jose, the report said. There were no reports of injuries or damage, according to officials. The reading was based on the open-ended Moment Magnitude scale, now used by US seismologists, which measures the area of the fault that ruptured and the total energy released. According to USGS, the small tremor was 10.4 km (6.5 miles) deep.

Maybe this is an omen or just an anomaly, but the quake occurred during the 49ers press conference on the hiring of Stanford Coach Jim Harbaugh to be the new San Francisco 49ers Head Coach.

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