Earthquake with a magnitude 6.1 hit Northern California Sunday


A 13-year-old boy, was airlifted to another trauma center in critical condition after pieces of the fireplace at his home collapsed onto him. Extensive damage, including fires sparked by burst gas lines occurred. Pacific Gas & Electric spokesman J.D. Guidi declared that 7,300 customers were without power Sunday evening and said the utility hoped to have power restored to all customers by Monday morning. About 90 to 100 homes were deemed not habitable, according to Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

Napa City Manager Mike Parness said the city declared a local emergency at 8:59 a.m. California time. Red Cross crews were assessing damage to homes and roadways. This was the largest earthquake to hit the Bay Area in nearly 25 years. It was incredibly violent. All bridges responded well to the earthquake. Aftershocks are expected to continue for several weeks. According to the Northern California Earthquake Data Center, there is a 45 percent chance an aftershock of magnitude-5.0 or greater will hit the Bay Area this week. No damages or injuries were reported in San Francisco. The two major home sports games for the Oakland A’s and San Francisco 49ers took place as scheduled.


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