Earthquake wakes up San Francisco Bay Area residents
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 01:26
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake damages homes and businesses but leaves no apparent injuries near San Francisco, California. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area are cleaning up after an early morning earthquake.
Shattered glass and debris littered the streets following the 6.0 magnitude jolt.
The quake was the largest to hit the area since the Loma Prieto quake in 1989.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) MAURICE BERROW, RESIDENT, SAYING:
"I've been in every earthquake since the 70s, the 89 and so on and so forth. That was something I had never felt. it hit like an impact. I thought maybe an 18-wheeler had hit our earthquake."
The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was on the northern edge of the Bay, about five miles northwest of the town of American Canyon.
The rumbling woke up residents, caused some power outages and only minor damages.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) ROBERT HOPKINS, RESIDENT, SAYING:
"I had actually been up for a short time and had just gone back to bed. About five minutes later, there was quite a jolt. It was a rolling sort of thing. So it kept shaking and I could hear things falling in the house. Luckily our house is okay."
Other buildings did not fare so well.
With the sun now up, officials are on scene looking for more damage.
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