Earthquakes rattle San Jose, but not deadly


Two earthquakes more than three hours apart rattled the San Jose area of California  late Tuesday, but no damage was reported, authorities said.

The U.S. Geological Service said a magnitude-3.1 quake struck at 7:19 p.m. local time a few miles east of San Martin. A stronger quake, registering 3.9. and centered northeast of Alum Rock, rolled through the area at 10:32 p.m., USGS said.

“A good shaker,” Sanjay Khandelwal, of Los Gatos, told The Mercury News. “My daughter felt it as well. She sleeps in a bunk bed and felt it move.”

Christiane Hinsch, in nearby Morgan Hill, posted on the CBS San Francisco Facebook page that she “heard it before it happened. Lasted about 5 Continue reading “Earthquakes rattle San Jose, but not deadly”

U.S. Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after deadly USS John S. McCain crash

The U.S. Navy dismissed Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin as commander of the 7th Fleet on Wednesday, following the deadly collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker off Malaysia. It was the fourth accident involving a U.S. warship this year and the second fatal collision.

Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, dismissed Aucoin “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” the U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement.

It said Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer will assume command of the 7th Fleet immediately.

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