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UPDATE: California governor declares emergency from quake

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NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for the part of California's wine country hard-hit by a large earthquake.

The governor issued a proclamation directing state agencies to help respond to the 6.0-magnitude quake that struck early Sunday about 6 miles from the city of Napa.

Napa Fire Department Operations Chief John Callanan says the city has exhausted its own resources extinguishing six fires, transporting injured residents, searching homes for anyone who might be trapped and answering calls about gas leaks, water main breaks and downed power lines.

Callanan says three people are reported to be in critical condition, including a young child who was struck by part of a fireplace and airlifted to a specialty hospital for a neurological evaluation.

Inspectors are evaluating damaged buildings, bridges and roads.

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NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- According to the City of Napa, three people are critically injured and 87 are being treated after a strong California earthquake.

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NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Injuries are being reported after a large earthquake rolled through California's northern Bay Area early today, damaging some buildings and knocking out power to thousands.

The extent of the damage isn't clear but Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan says two major injuries have been reported, and hospitals have been very busy with moderate injuries.

Napa Fire Capt. Doug Bridewell says the quake has caused fires and collapses. He himself had to climb over fallen furniture in his home to check on his family before reporting to duty. He says it was the worst shaking he'd ever been in.

The shaking emptied cabinets in homes and store shelves, set off car alarms and had residents of neighboring Sonoma County running out of their houses.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck just before 3:30 a.m. Pacific time about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon. That's about 6 miles southwest of Napa, in California wine country.

USGS says it's the largest earthquake to shake the Bay Area since the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta quake in 1989.

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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in California's northern San Francisco Bay area.

The U.S. Geological Survey says it struck at just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon, which is about 6 miles southwest of Napa. The USGS says it's the largest earthquake to shake the Bay Area since the 1989 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta quake.

Oakland resident Rich Lieberman described the earthquake as a "rolling quake". He said, "It felt like a side-to-side kind of rolling sensation. Nothing violent but extremely lengthy and extremely active."

The shaking set off car alarms and had residents of neighboring Sonoma County running out of their houses in the middle of night. Officials say widespread power outages have been report in Sonoma County.

The USGS says the depth of the earthquake was just less than seven miles, and numerous small aftershocks have occurred in the Napa wine country.

A member of Napa County dispatch tells The Associated Press that there has been one report of structural damage, but additional details were not available.

There was no immediate report of injuries.

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