6.1 Mag Earthquake Strikes San Francisco Bay Area
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck near San Franciscon early Sunday morning causing widespread power outages and destruction.
It was the largest quake in the Bay Area in 25 years.
CBS Local reported:
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, causing widespread power outages in Napa and Sonoma, causing moderate damage across the region, significantly damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa, and forcing the CHP to close ramps on a major highway.
At least 36 aftershocks were recorded following the earthquake, the largest quake to hit the Bay Area since the 6.9 magnitude quake hit Loma Prieta nearly 25 years ago. Initial reports had the earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude.
Napa City Councilmember Peter Mott reports the library and the historic Chinese laundry building suffered significant damage, and bricks and glass are scattered across downtown sidewalks on Second and Third Streets.
At least two homes in Napa were on fire. Water mains in residential areas are broken, but it’s not clear how bad the damage from flooding is.