Monday, August 25, 2014

Napa Valley - Center of 6.0 Earthquake...

A preliminary 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay area early Sunday, damaging historic buildings and portions of major highways, rupturing gas lines and water mains, igniting fires, and knocking out power to thousands of residents in the region. At least 170 people were injured in the quake, at least six critically, according to officials at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa.  
The earthquake struck 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, California in Napa County at around 3:20 a.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The quake was felt over a large portion of northern California, including San Francisco, with the strongest shaking experienced in Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties. More than 100 aftershocks were reported after the earthquake, the largest to hit the Napa Valley area since the Loma Prieta earthquake almost 25 years ago, the USGS said.
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