- This just in August 24
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake's epicenter was near American Canyon, but the reverberations were felt miles away, as far south as Santa Cruz. Initial reports said at least 25,000 residents — and as many as 50,000 — were without power after the quake struck around 3:30 a.m.
Here's the 7-11 in American Canyon, which is now so busy ppl buying batteries, water that the clerk can't clean up. pic.twitter.com/IGUd0G0kmo— Will Kane (@WillKane) August 24, 2014
There are as yet no reports of fatalities from the quake.
It was the largest earthquake to hit the region since a magnitude 6.9 quake struck Loma Prieta in 1989, according to the local CBS affiliate.- -
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