VIDEO: 6.0 Quake Leaves Wine Country Shaking; Largest Quake Since Loma Prieta

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A 6.0 magnitude quake rattled Northern California, centered in American Canyon north of Vallejo. This is the biggest quake to hit Northern California since the Loma Prieta quake during the 1989 World Series.

“I mean, it was kind of a shock. That’s the biggest earthquake I’ve ever been in. I mean, I was asleep on the couch downstairs and then you know you wake up. I thought it was a thunderstorm and then all of a sudden I see the chandelier in the dining room shaking. Everything’s you know, things that are on tables are falling off. I hear glass breaking. So I ran upstairs to regroup with my family. But even my little brother, he’s 11 years old, he’s startled and rattled as well,” Camille Freking said.

“I was asleep and was woken from my fairly deep sleep. It felt like a ride. I felt much like being on a roller coaster and felt like it was for much longer than it actually was. It felt like was occurring for about five minutes before I really fully realized what was going on,” said Emily Massini, who lives in Napa.

There are no immediate reports of injuries. There are reports of moderate damage, including some of the older buildings in Napa sustaining damage and items falling off the walls.

KTVU in the Bay Area reports a church in Vallejo was heavily damaged.

Click here for more updates on the quake and aftershocks as they happen.

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