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UPDATE: 6.0 Earthquake Strikes California

NAPA, CA (CBS2/FOX28) - People in California’s wine country are cleaning up after a magnitude six earthquake hit Sunday.
It was the worst to rattle the San Francisco Bay in 25 years.
The quake damaged buildings, knocked out power to thousands, caused fires at six homes and made a mess of downtown Napa.
The violent shaking cracked dozens of tanks, barrels, and shattered countless wine bottles - sending hundreds of gallons of top quality vintage wine down the drain.
More than 170 people were hospitalized with injuries, some are in critical condition but so far, no deaths have been reported.
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NAPA, CA (AP) -- Injuries are being reported after a large earthquake rolled through California's northern Bay Area early today, damaging some buildings and knocking out power to thousands.   

The extent of the damage isn't clear but Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan says two major injuries have been reported, and hospitals have been very busy with moderate injuries.   

Napa Fire Capt. Doug Bridewell says the quake has caused fires and collapses. He himself had to climb over fallen furniture in his home to check on his family before reporting to duty. He says it was the worst shaking he'd ever been in.   

The shaking emptied cabinets in homes and store shelves, set off car alarms and had residents of neighboring Sonoma County running out of their houses.   

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck just before 3:30 a.m. Pacific time about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon. That's about 6 miles southwest of Napa, in California wine country.   

USGS says it's the largest earthquake to shake the Bay Area since the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta quake in 1989.

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