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16 Pictures Of The Destruction Wrought By California's Earthquake

24/08/2014 17:36 | Updated 24 August 2014

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has caused several injuries, damaged buildings, and caused power cuts across the northern Bay Area in California.

It's the largest earthquake to shake the Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta quake in 1989, according to the US Geological Survey said.

Two major injuries have been reported, according to AP, with hospitals reporting dozens of other light to moderate casualties. The quake, which struck around 3.30am local time caused six significant fires, including at four mobile homes, Napa Division Fire Chief Darren Drake said.

"There's collapses, fires," Napa Fire Captain Doug Bridewell said. "That's the worst shaking I've ever been in."

"A quake of that size in a populated area is of course widely felt throughout that region," said Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the USGS in Golden, Colorado. "The 6.0 is a sizeable quake for this area. It's a shallow quake. It's about 6 miles deep. We received hundreds of reports on our website from people that felt it in the surrounding area."

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    A reporter surveys the scene of a building collapse following a reported 6.0 earthquake.
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    A 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday morning causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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    Bricks from a damaged building sit on a car following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.
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    Vinegar flows out of the front door of a business damaged by a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    Bottles of olive oil and vinegar sit on the floor of a business damaged by a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    Police officers prop up a fallen door in front of a damaged buillding
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    People look in the window of a business that is flooded by a broken water main following a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    A mannequin lays in broken glass in front of a damaged buillding following a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    Debris sits on the ground in front of a damaged building following a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    People survey a damaged car following a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    Bricks from a damaged building sit on a car following a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    A reporter surveys the scene of a building collapse following a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    Glass from a business litters the ground following a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    People survey a destroyed building following a reported 6.0 earthquake
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    A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake
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