Aftershock hits California's Napa Valley

Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:02pm EDT

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(Reuters) - California's Napa Valley, the site of a strong and damaging earthquake a week ago, was shaken by a small aftershock early on Sunday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, measuring magnitude 3.2, occurred five miles southwest of Napa. There were no immediate reports of damage.

It was one of many aftershocks that have occurred since Aug. 24 when a magnitude 6.0 quake struck, the biggest to hit California's Bay Area in 25 years, injuring more than 200 people and damaging dozens of buildings.

Grape-harvesting season is getting under way in Napa County, where thousands of people are employed in wine production.

(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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sectorB wrote:
Hopefully the grape harvest and wine production will not be affected.

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sectorB wrote:
Closed for the three-day holiday?

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