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6.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Napa Valley

By Scott Buttram

SAN FRANCISCO –According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake registering 6.0 struck at 3:20 a.m. PDT three miles north of American Canyon. The quake was at a 6.7 mile depth, according to reports from the San Francisco Chronicle.

The quake caused widespread power outages and there was some buckling of roadways, but bay area bridges appear to be in good shape, according to reports in the Chronicle.

Church at Virginia St & Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, after 6.0 quake.
Photo from the Twitter feed of Craig Miller, Science Editor, KQED, retweeted by James Spann

Photos of the damage are circulating on social media via Facebook and Twitter. Photos range from kitchens in disarray with broken dishes to sidewalks littered with brick facades which fell from local businesses.

Read the full San Francisco Chronicle report here. 

For additional damage reports and photos, visit the Everything Wx blog of Cory Mottice here. 








Andrew Crookston of San Franciso, Calif. tweeted, “What that looked/felt like for in laws in Napa.”
Photo retweeted by James Spann

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