SAN JOSE -- A 3.4-magnitude earthquake was reported at 10:12 p.m. Thursday about 5 miles east of the Alum Rock neighborhood of San Jose.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake was about 4 miles deep and on the Calaveras Fault.
San Jose emergency dispatchers said they didn't receive any calls regarding the earthquake shortly after it occurred.
The USGS website reported hundreds of people felt it from Gilroy and the Santa Cruz Mountains to Fremont and Redwood City.
One person on Twitter reported feeling a "light rolling downtown" while another said it was a "nice shake" that had a chandelier swinging in Willow Glen. A "quick rattle" was described in the Mt. Hamilton foothills.
According to the USGS, the last significant earthquake on the northern end of the central segment of the Calaveras Fault was a 5.4-magnitude Alum Rock shaker in October 2007.
The southern half of the central segment has been more active, and the site of the 6.2-magnitude Morgan Hill quake in 1984 and another of the same magnitude in 1911.
While a 2003 earthquake probability study found an 11 percent likelihood that the Calaveras Fault would produce a 6.7-magnitude or greater quake before 2033, the USGS states that it is widely believed that the central segment of the fault can't produce a quake much larger than 6.2 in magnitude.
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