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Light quake rattles south Bay Area

No injuries or damage reported

SAN FRANCISCO, California (CNN) -- A magnitude 4.7 earthquake and multiple aftershocks shook the south San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday morning.

The effects were felt in a 28-mile radius.

The earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey deemed "light," happened at 5:24 a.m. PT.

Its epicenter was six miles east of San Martin and eight miles northeast of Gilroy, a town about 30 miles southeast of San Jose.

"You won't have much damage from a quake this size," said Bob Johnson, a geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey.

No one was hurt, and there were no reports of damage, according to police officers in nearby Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.

Aftershocks of up to magnitude 2.0 followed.

The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.1, caused widespread damage and more than 60 deaths in the Bay Area.

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