Strong earthquake hits northern California
A man looks under a buckled highway just outside of Napa.

Strong earthquake hits northern California

AEST 07:03, Mon Aug 25 2014
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An earthquake that rocked the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after 3am on Sunday morning (Californian time), has caused damage to buildings and sent at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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California governor Edmund Brown has declared a state of emergency following the strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake in the scenic Napa valley wine region.

The US Geological Service said that the quake was the most powerful to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 1989 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake.

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