6.0 earthquake hits Napa-San Francisco area

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NAPA, CA - We're betting anyone who was sleeping in the Napa - San Francisco area at about 3:30 Sunday morning, was jolted awake when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit.

Napa Valley resident, Emily Massini agrees. "I was asleep and was woken from my fairly deep sleep. It felt like a ride. I felt much like being on a roller coaster," Massini says.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was the strongest in 25 years. In 1989, 60 people were killed during a 6.9 earthquake. After Sunday's quake, three critical injuries are reported.
With massive damage and disruptions in power and water services, California governor, Edmund Brown declared a state of emergency.

"I was in shock to see people's homes, people's offices on the floor and crooked and to know that this is life-changing for a lot of these people who will not have a home to go home to tonight," says Elise Martinez, a resident of Napa.

Countless homes were destroyed in the shaking, several homes caught fire after the quake.
A broken water main at a mobile home park made it nearly impossible for firefighters to do their jobs.

One firefighter claims, "the hardest part was having to deal with the lack of water for the incident, and knowing you had structures that were immediately threatened by the ones that were burning."

Good news out of all this, things have been calm, and first responders acted quickly.
Napa Police Operations Captain, Steve Potter says, "our police officers and our firefighters who live here in town, who came in without having to be called in."

These communities have been left shaken, but it's gonna take a lot more than this quake to break their spirits.

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