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Earthquake hits northern California

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(CNN) — A preliminary 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the northern San Francisco Bay area early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck six miles southwest of Napa and nine miles from Sonoma, according to the USGS.

There were no immediate reports of injuries

Napa County Fire Capt. Jim Christenson said his units were driving around looking for damage.

“So far at the fire house we lost a fish tank and some glassware,” he said.

A dispatcher for the Napa County Sheriff’s Office said there was some water damage. She declined to provide additional details, saying she’s not authorized to talk to the media.

CNN’s Augie Martin, who lives in San Francisco described the earthquake as “the softest, most rolling 6.0 earthquake I’ve ever felt. It was obvious — no doubt. But living in the city proper, it was more of a roller than a sharp jolt.”


  • Alyssa S.

    Up here in Santa Rosa it felt more like a sharp choppy jolting. Not at all like previous rolling earthquakes I’ve felt.

  • Rebecca Ekas

    In south Vallejo in felt like a freight train went thru the house. The shaking was very violent.
    Last earthquake that I felt was in Napa and it was more like a roll. Not this bad boy. Felt very ugly!

  • Skillpot

    How close is it to the BIG ONE that is coming soon; Saint Andres Fault, and how many more months, maybe years before Jesus Christ puts his foot on the Dome of the Rock triggering a line of earth quakes from Israel to Mexico to California, then north?

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