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Earthquake Strikes Northern California

Submitted by on August 24, 2014 – 9:50 amNo Comment

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A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Northern California early this morning. It was the strongest quake in the area since 1989.

The earthquake was centered 3 miles northwest of the American Canyon, a Napa County city that is 35 miles northwest of San Francisco. There are reports of extensive damage, and widely varying figures of the thousands of residents without power. No deaths and relatively few serious injuries have been reported.

In 1989, a 7.0 magnitude hit northeast of Santa Cruz, killing 63 and injuring almost 4,000. The quake was also nationally televised, as it occurred during a World Series game a Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

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