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California hospital 'treats over 70 patients' after quake

A large earthquake caused significant damage in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, sending at least 70 people to a hospital, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

Vanessa DeGier, spokeswoman for Queen of the Valley hospital in Napa, told the Associated Press the facility has treated more than 70 people, most for cuts, bumps and bruises.

Family capture 'moment California earthquake hits'

An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude shook people out of bed near San Francisco, California early this morning. The quake was centred five miles (eight kilometres) north west of the town of American Canyon, on the northern edge of the San Francisco bay.

One family closer to the centre had a camera in their living room that captured the quake.

Footage taken by Camille Alysson Freking:

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California wakes up to 6.0 magnitute quake aftermath

Dozens of people were injured, two of them seriously, when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Napa in the wine-producing region of northern California, the city government said.

Governor 'working closely' with SF rescue services

The Governor of California's Office has been working with emergency services after a powerful earthquake hit Napa city in the San Francisco Bay area, he said in a statement. Jerry Brown added:

My Office of Emergency Services has been on full activation since early this morning and is working closely with state and local emergency managers, first responders and transportation officials to respond to impacts to residents and critical infrastructure.

These public safety officials are doing all they can to help residents and those living in affected areas should follow their guidance and instruction.

– Jerry Brown, Governor of California

'Dozens injured' after earthquake hits San Francisco area

Dozens of people were injured, two of them seriously, when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Napa in the wine-producing region of northern California, the city government said.

Four mobile homes were destroyed and two more were still on fire in the northern part of the city, a statement said.

The city government said there were 50 gas main breaks, 30 water main leaks and damage to historic buildings as well as to commercial properties.

Photos appear to show buildings damaged in quake

A Twitter user took this photo that purports to show serious damage to a building in Napa - a city around three miles (5km) from the epicentre of the earthquake.

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Report: California residents stock up on water, batteries

A reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, Will Kane, has tweeted photos of the damage in a convenience store in the town of American Canyon - close to the epicentre of a powerful earthquake.

Highway Patrol: California quake causes black outs

An earthquake in northern California has caused power outages but no apparent structural damage to bridges, according to California Highway Patrol.

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