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Dozens injured as earthquake hits California's San Francisco Bay Area

  • A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck California’s San Francisco Bay Area, injuring dozens of people, damaging many buildings, and cutting off the area’s power supply on Sunday, August 24, as per media reports.

    The largest quake to hit the Bay Area in a quarter of a century, its epicenter was around six miles from Napa city.

    A state of emergency was declared in southern Napa County, and US president Barack Obama was briefed about the quake.

    Napa’s community outreach coordinator Barry Martin described the earthquake as a “pretty big jolt.”

     

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