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  • Earthquake Rocks California Near San Francisco Bay Area

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    A significant earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay area early Sunday morning.
    According to the United States Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck 51 miles southwest of Sacramento — close to Napa Valley. The earthquake hit about 6.7 miles deep, which constitutes as a shallow earthquake. According to the USGS, it's the largest earthquake in the area since the Loma Prieta quake in 1989, a 6.9 magnitude quake. 
    Here's the map of the earthquake's epicenter:
    California earthquake
    Users on Twitter reported power outages in Napa, Sonoma, and other spots throughout the area. The California Highway Patrol in Santa Rosa said there were widespread power outages in the area, including multiple power poles down. The CHP said there was no visible damage on overpasses and bridges in the area.
    so scary power out it Sonoma - anyone else? — Elyssa Toda (@Elyssa) August 24, 2014
    Earthquake. Power out, shattered glass everywhere. — Daniel Wiesenthal (@DanWiesenthal) August 24, 2014
    Power out here in Napa. Stuff fell of shelf here. Very big initial jolt. Disorienting. — Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) August 24, 2014
    The Los Angeles Times' Ryan Parker tweeted a map in the immediate aftermath of the quake showing the massive extent of power outages in the Bay area:
    This map for PG&E shows massive outages in the bay area after the #earthquake pic.twitter.com/GZodsPK2n5 — Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) August 24, 2014
    There were no immediate reports of injuries stemming from the earthquake. Napa police said on Twitter that they were actively working the area for earthquake-related issues. 
    Here are some photos from the Twittersphere:
    In napa. biggest ever pic.twitter.com/yLYMnC9Q54 — Tim Gatto (@Tim_Gatto) August 24, 2014
    What that looked/felt like for in laws in Napa. #earthquake pic.twitter.com/avTYVedRkn — Andrew Crookston (@acr) August 24, 2014
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    Damage from #earthquake to my sister's kitchen in #napa .Thankfully nothing to major in this room of her apartment. pic.twitter.com/yMUbztKSlu — alicemassimi (@avmassimi) August 24, 2014
    Lighting fixtures in lobby of my hotel in Napa after earthquake @WTAE pic.twitter.com/SHFcoC6cJA — Andrew Stockey (@astockeyWTAE) August 24, 2014
    The map of the earthquake's intensity shows a wide range where it was felt:Earthquake intensity map
    This post has been updated.
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