Updated 08:17 AM EDT, Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Earthquake Today 2014: 6.0-Magnitude California Quake Injures Over 100

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A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday morning, the strongest the San Francisco Bay Area felt in 25 years, according to CNN. The last major tremor to rock the Bay Area was 1989's 6.9 Loma Prieta quake

According to Leslie Gordon of the U.S. Geological Survey via Fox News, the earthquake hit "just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday local time about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon, which is about 6 miles southwest of Napa." 

The destruction left behind by the early morning quake left California's wine country damaged. Napa, best known for its Victorian-era buildings and homes, saw gas-ignited fires as water mains and gas lines were ruptured, added Fox News.

Queen of the Valley Hospital president Walt Mickens said during a news conference Sunday Evening that 172 patients were treated by the hospital. Of these, 13 suffered from broken bones, respiratory or cardiac conditions with the rest registering less severe injuries, noted Fox News.

One child, a 13-year-old boy, was flown to another trauma clinic, UC Davis Medical Center, after a fireplace collapsed, said hospital Spokeswoman Vanessa deGier to CNN. Additionally, one adult suffered a heart attack while another fractured had a fractured hip that warranted surgery, per Daily Mail UK.

"Everything and everyone in Napa was affected by the quake. My house, along with everybody else's, is a disaster. It looks like somebody broke in and ravaged the place, room by room," recalled CNN iReporter Malissa Koven, who woke because of the tremors that lasted for about 30 seconds.

"Anything and everything that could fall, did," she continued.

Glenn Pomeroy, the CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, said preliminary surveys have shown that the damage in Napa is "fairly significant," noted CNN.

Time reported that the tremors have also disturbed neighboring areas, including Sonoma County where tremors set off car alarms resulting in residents running out in the middle of the night.

Following the massive tremors, there have been an estimated 36 aftershocks recorded with the highest one registering at 3.6 magnitude. Governor Jerry Brown has called a state of emergency. Red Cross has set up an evacuation and schools have been canceled on Monday, pending assessment of damages.

There have been no reports of any missing person, to date.

The strong quake has left a trail of destruction that resulted in power outages for thousands of people. See photos of the Bay Area after the quake here.

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