Small quake rattles Mountain View

March 1, 2009 1:04:36 PM PST
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 shook Santa Clara County this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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The earthquake struck at about 5:05 a.m. The quake was 2.7 miles deep, and its epicenter was centered 4 miles southwest of Mountain View and 6 miles west of Sunnyvale, according to the USGS.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.5 also struck in the same area at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday night, according to the USGS.

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