GALLERY: San Francisco's biggest quake in 25 years injures dozens

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town of Napa.

The quake, the biggest in the region in 25 years, jolted many residents out of bed when it hit at 3:20 am (6.20pm Singapore time). It was centred 10 km south of the city of Napa.

Members of the media set up outside of a building that was damaged by a 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. Photo: AFP

Cars, statues and buildings were damaged in the earthquake.


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If this shop is anything to go by, Napa, which is famous for its wines, lost quite a few good bottles because of the quake. 

There​ were no known fatalities, but three people were seriously injured, including a child who suffered multiple fractures after a fireplace fell on him, said local fire battalion chief John Callahan.

Six fires broke out, including one that consumed six mobile homes, he said.

Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa said it had treated 89 patients.

Although the quake was only moderately strong, it shook up residents, said Barry Martin, community outreach coordinator for Napa, a city of 77,000 located about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco. - Reuters