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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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

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