Napa Valley region hit by 6.0 earthquake

Vallejo, CA, United States (NewsBahn) – The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.0 earthquake rumbled throughout Northern California early Sunday morning, causing damage to both homes and businesses.

The event happened at 3:20 a.m. with an epicenter of American Canyon, located about 6 miles southwest of Napa.

The USGS may revise the 6.0 figure upward, according to FOX News. The network also showed photos of Northern California stores with overturned shelves of cans and bottles.

KQED radio in San Francisco reported, “This was an unusually long earthquake compared to most recent shakes in the Bay Area, lasting at least 10 seconds, with many callers to KCBS in the immediate aftermath saying they felt movement for as long as 20 seconds. In Berkeley, where this account is being written, the quake was a continuous side-to-side shaking as opposed to a strong, abrupt shock.”

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5 or greater in the next 7 days is 54 percent possible, according to the USGS.

The earthquake was felt from Sacramento to Santa Cruz.

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