A significant earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay area early Sunday morning.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck 51 miles southwest of Sacramento — close to Napa Valley. The earthquake hit about 6.7 miles deep, which constitutes as a shallow earthquake.
Here’s the map of the earthquake’s epicentre:
Users on Twitter reported power outages in Napa, Sonoma, and other spots throughout the area. The California Highway Patrol in Santa Rosa said there were widespread power outages in the area, including multiple power poles down. The CHP said there was no visible damage on overpasses and bridges in the area.
so scary power out it Sonoma – anyone else?
— Elyssa Toda (@Elyssa) August 24, 2014
Earthquake. Power out, shattered glass everywhere.
— Daniel Wiesenthal (@DanWiesenthal) August 24, 2014
Power out here in Napa. Stuff fell of shelf here. Very big initial jolt. Disorienting.
— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) August 24, 2014
There were no immediate reports of injuries stemming from the earthquake. Napa police said on Twitter that they were actively working the area for earthquake-related issues.
Here are some photos from the Twittersphere:
The map of the earthquake’s intensity shows a wide range where it was felt:
This post has been updated.
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