updated 6/15/2006 9:16:45 AM ET 2006-06-15T13:16:45

Northern California on Thursday was rattled by a 4.7 magnitude quake centered near the town of San Martin and felt as far away as San Francisco.

The quake struck at 8:24 a.m. ET about 6 miles east of San Martin, a town of 4,200 people in a rural part of southern Santa Clara County, and was followed by three smaller quakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake could be felt in San Francisco, about 70 miles north of the epicenter.

No one was hurt and there were no reports of damage, according to the Santa Clara County sheriff’s department and police in Gilroy, about 8 miles from where the quake struck.

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