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.
Here's the 7-11 in American Canyon, which is now so busy ppl buying batteries, water that the clerk can't clean up. http://t.co/IGUd0G0kmo
Here's what it looks like at the 7-11 in American Canyon, which is now busy people buying batteries, water. http://t.co/fEVrs2lDL4
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