Earthquake Hits American Canyon, Napa County
A 6.0 earthquake hit Napa County early Sunday morning and could be felt around the Sacramento area.
It happened around 3:30 a.m. and according to the USGS was centered about eight miles north of Vallejo. There have been over 60 aftershocks, according to the USGS, ranging from 0.6 to 3.6 magnitude.
Sunday morning’s quake was at a depth of about 6 miles. It’s the largest earthquake in Northern California since the Loma Prieta quake, which happened 25 years ago this fall.
PG&E’s website is reporting a lot of people without power in the area of the quake. They have reports of thousands of people without electricity in the cities of Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa.
Many people in the Sacramento area reported feeling the quake. The Sacramento Police Department says they received many calls from people who felt tremors, but there are no reports of damage in the Capital City.
The USGS says light to moderate shaking from Sunday morning’s quake could be felt all the way up to Roseville.
The quake was initially reported as a 6.0 magnitude, then changed to 6.1, then back to 6.0 as USGS scientists look at their data.
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