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California earthquake: three critically injured and 87 sent to hospital

‘The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California’s wine country on Sunday.

The magnitude-6.0 earthquake that struck at 3.20am, about six miles from the city of Napa, ruptured water mains and gas lines, left two adults and a child critically injured, upended bottles and casks at some of Napa Valley’s famed wineries and sent residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

President Barack Obama was briefed on the earthquake, the White House said. Federal officials also have been in touch with state and local emergency responders and Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for southern Napa County, directing state agencies to respond with equipment and personnel.’

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