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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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HuffPost's Michael McLaughlin:

The number of patients treated for earthquake injuries at Queen of the
Valley Medial Center in Napa County grew to 208 late last night,
according to revised figures.

Most were minor injuries, but 17 people were admitted for additional
care. On Monday morning, one patient remained in critical condition, a
statement from the hospital said.

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HuffPost's Michael McLaughlin:

Electricity has been restored to all customers who lost power,
according to a Pacific Gas & Electric spokesman. There are 20
customers cut off from gas.

"The reason that they’re still without gas is that there is structural
damage," spokesman Jeff Smith told HuffPost. "We’re ready to restore
gas as soon as the structures are fixed."

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08/24/2014 4:22 PM EDT
School Closures Tomorrow
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HuffPost's Michael McLaughlin:

Queen of the Valley Medical Center, the only hospital with a trauma center in Napa County, has treated more than 120 patients injured in the quake.

"Things seem to be quieting down, which is good news," said hospital spokeswoman Vanessa deGler. "And we haven't had any fatalities which is the excellent news."

There were three patients admitted with critical injuries, including a child seriously hurt by debris from a chimney. The child has been transferred to another hospital, according to deGler.

Besides the two adults with critical injuries, three other patients have been hospitalized. "They have fractures, that type of injury," deGler said to HuffPost. "They are from fair to serious condition."

The hospital itself was damaged and briefly had to run on backup generators when electricity was lost. The structural damage was limited to an administrative building.

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Number Of Power Outages Declines

HuffPost's Michael McLaughlin:

At the height of the power outages, a Pacific Gas & Electric spokesman told HuffPost that there were 70,000 customers without electricity. That number is down to 21,000, according to PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi.

The city of Napa has about 18,000 customers without power. In American Canyon, close to the quake's epicenter, there are 1,800, Guidi said.

Repair crews are still evaluating the extent of the damage and it's too soon to say when power will be restored.

"I do know we have power lines down, but I can neither confirm nor deny that the other causes," said Guidi, though he added that "I know there are other causes."

The utility also supplies natural gas to the area and has received an unspecified number of complaints about gas odors and possible gas leaks.

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The CDC is encouraging people to review its advice on how to be prepared for an earthquake. Click here to open the link.

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The Napa County Fire department reports that there were three fires soon after the quake, but no new reports in recent hours.

Capt. Joe Fletcher told The Huffington Post that it’s too soon to determine if schools will be open on Monday.

“Forecasting that is hard to do. I expect we’ll have a decision by this evening.”

All roads are open, Fletcher said, but people are advised to avoid downtown Napa.

“The biggest problem is the structural defects downtown. It’s time consuming process to get to all those inspections done,” Fletcher said. “There are a number of buildings that are unsafe to enter.”

Several water leaks have also been reported in the city's historic downtown. The water supply remains safe to drink, Fletcher said.

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The Lighter Side
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Photos From California Earthquake
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No Damage To Bay Area Bridges
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Food & Water Safety Information
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Reports Of Gas Leaks
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Seismograph From This Morning
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'I Thought The House Blew Up'
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Inside Staples
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AP: 70 Patients Treated

From the AP: Northern California hospital treats more than 70 patients from 6.0-magnitude earthquake.

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Fire Damage In Napa

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Crumbling Building

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Falling Bricks In Napa

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Obama Briefed
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87 Injured In Napa
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Dozens Injured
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Water Pressure Low
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Injuries Confirmed
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