Magnitude 6 earthquake hits California, strongest in 20 years

Northern California was violently shaken around 3:20 in the morning by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake, damaging buildings, as well as homes, leaving dozens of people wounded.

Sunday’s earthquake was recorded to be the strongest to hit the Bay Area since 1989’s 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta quake. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, 6 miles southwest of Napa, and 9 miles southeast of Sonoma. Also, aftershocks have been recorded, ranging from 2.6 to 3.6 magnitude.

Power outages were reported primarily in Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa Counties according to Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

“Everything and everyone in Napa was affected by the quake. My house, along with everybody else’s, is a disaster. It looks like somebody broke in and ravaged the place, room by room,” said CNN iReporter Malissa Koven.

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