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STRONG EARTHQUAKE HITS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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EFE- A magnitude 6 earthquake rocked northernCalifornia (USA) this Sunday morning, causing injuries and power outages, This was the strongest quake recorded in the area since the 7.0-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The quake occurred at about 03.20 am (10.20 GMT) and the epicenter was six miles deep, about six miles southwest of the city of Napa and just over 50 southwest of Sacramento. "The earthquake of 6 degrees near theBay aArea (San Francisco) felt this morning was the largest earthquake to hit the area since the earthquake in Loma Prieta almost 25 years ago, "said USGS on its official Twitter account . The captain of the Napa Fire Department , Steve Becker , said that reports of "numerous" injuries at that location had been received, but did not provide further details, according to the newspaper San Francisco Chronicle.  A fire in a mobile home park destroyed at least three homes in Napa, where …