A 6.1 magnitude earthquake, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), rocked Northern California early Sunday morning. This is the largest earthquake to hit the area since the 1989 World Series quake caused extensive damage in the bay area.
Sunday's earthquake struck 6 miles southwest of Napa, 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, and 9 miles southeast of Sonoma, according to the USGS.
Thus far, there have been no reports of injuries. Some damage in the area has been reported. A church in Vallejo was heavily damaged and lost its' bell tower. About 5,000 people in the area are without power.
According to USGS estimates, based on their locations, about 15,000 people experienced severe shaking, 106,000 people felt very strong shaking, 176,000 felt strong shaking, and 738,000 felt moderate shaking.
Update 12:09pm: Over 87 reports of injuries in Northern California after a massive quake struck the area. Three individuals are reportedly in serious condition. Experts expect an aftershock within the next week or so. Store owners and property owners are reporting widespread damage in the area.
Update: 5:34pm: Major news outlets are now reporting over 120 people injured, six are in critical condition. The quake also triggered 6 fires in the area and completely destroyed several mobile homes. 60 water lines have minor damage and over 20 have been shut off. The California Governor, Jerry Brown, has declared a state of emergency in the area. School has been cancelled for tomorrow.
Numerous households are still without power and over 15 buildings are no longer considered inhabitable.
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