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Quake hits San Francisco Bay area, no immediate reports of major damage

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 00:28

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude strikes the San Francisco Bay Area, causing some power outages but no major damage, reports indicate. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude, the largest in the region for 25 years, shook the San Francisco Bay Area early on Sunday, waking residents and causing some power outages but no major damage, according to initial reports. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was five miles (8 kilometers) northwest of the town of American Canyon, on the northern edge of the Bay. A safety dispatcher for several neighboring cities in the area, including American Canyon and the wine-growing center of Napa, said there were some reports of people losing power. Police dispatchers in nearby San Francisco and Oakland said there were no reports of reports of major damage. Several people on Twitter also noted the quake but did not report damage. Reuters reporters in Oakland felt the quake as a long, low swell that shook gently for several seconds. The quake was the largest to hit the Bay area since the Loma Prieto quake in 1989.

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Quake hits San Francisco Bay area, no immediate reports of major damage

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 00:28