Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits northern California

People survey a destroyed building following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted northern California early Sunday, knocking out power and causing some damage to roads in Napa and Sonoma counties, officials said. There were no immediate reports of deaths, injuries or major damage from the quake, which struck at 3:20 am (1020 GMT), rousing people from sleep as far away as San Francisco. The epicenter was near American Canyon, 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco, the US Geological Service said. The California Highway Patrol closed several off-ramps to highways and at least two roads in Napa Valley because of “significant roadway damage.”

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Source: Yahoo News

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