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Clean up begins after powerful California earthquake

A major clean up operation has begun in northern California after it was struck by a powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake.

Dozens of people were injured, two of them seriously and buildings were damaged after the earthquake hit the city of Napa.

California governor Jerry Brown also declared a state of emergency after water mains were damaged and gas leaks reported.

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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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