State emergency declares in parts of Northern California
NAPA, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties after a magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit Northern California early Sunday. Aftershocks are touching magnitude as higher as 8.1
According to Sunday News, the earthquake is the largest quake to hit the Napa Valley region since the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989. Kelly Huston, a deputy director with the California Office of Emergency Services, said there were no reports of fatalities, but dozens were taken to local hospitals. Most injuries, he anticipated, would be from falling objects and debris.
At least 64,000 people are without power, state emergency officials say. The hardest hit area is Napa, where 20,786 homes and businesses have lost power, according to Pacific Gas & Electric, the largest power provider in the area. Other hard hit areas include Saint Helena, where nearly 4,300 customers are without power, Santa Rosa, where 4,500 customers have lost power and Sonoma, where 3,900 customers have lost power.