Six minor earthquakes rattled parts of the South Bay on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Society, and three of them were strong enough to be felt across the region. The first two larger quakes occurred within a two-hour span in the morning and a third about 6:20 p.m.  The third temblor, a

magnitude 3.3, was centered about 2 miles north of the East San Jose foothills, the USGS said. The first quake, a magnitude-3.3, occurred at 10:32 a.m. Its epicenter was less than 2 miles north of the eastern foothills of San Jose, 3 miles northeast of Alum Rock and 5.1 miles southeast from Milpitas, the USGS reported. READ MORE