A 6.1-magnitude earthquake is strongest to hit Bay Area since 1989 World Series quake, says CNN meteorologist Todd Borek. It struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Authorities reported a church in Vallejo was heavily damaged and lost its bell tower. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Leslie Gordon of the U.S. Geological Survey says the tremor struck roughly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon, which is about six miles southwest of Napa, California, and about 50 miles west-southwest of Sacramento.
The State of California lies on the San Andreas Fault, which forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, two of the large moving plates that form the Earth’s crust.
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and subsequent fires devastated the city.
A massive earthquake struck San Francisco, killing nine people and injuring hundreds in 1989.
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PHOTOS: Damage from magnitude 6.1-earthquake that hit Northern California.
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An earthquake caught on video.