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SAN FRANCISCO -- Early Sunday morning, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck just outside Napa, California, leaving at least 87 individuals injured and damaging property across the North Bay.

The quake, which was the strongest to strike the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989's 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta, left thousands without power and damaged at least 50 gas mains and 30 water mains. Residents near the epicenter described a rolling tremor lasting nearly a minute, knocking over shelves and causing dishes to fall out of cabinets. Many residents across Napa and Sonoma counties were still without power at 10 a.m. local time.

Skip Karabian, who lives off of Napa's Silverado Trail with his wife and two children, said he found several cracks on the exterior of his home following the 3:20 a.m. earthquake. However, apart from a lamp and a few other items getting knocked over, his home was largely spared the worst of the damage.

"It jolted us right awake," he said. "As soon as we were capable of jumping up, we got up and checked on the kids and walked around the house."

Closer to the epicenter, residents reported more serious damage, in addition to several fires. Downtown, many storefronts and restaurants were blocked off, and glass littered the streets.

Nicky Nickelson, who lives downtown, said her apartment building was severely damaged.

"It started off as a really slow rumble, and all of a sudden my bed started shaking like I was on a roller coaster," she said. "When I grabbed my flashlight and looked at all the damage around my house, it was overwhelming."

Nickelson said the sheetrock on the exterior of her building had crumbled during the earthquake, leaving wood exposed. A water main on her block burst, causing the street to flood.

"Nobody could make phone calls for 30 minutes," she said. "There were constant sirens and helicopters all morning."

Speaking at a press conference Sunday morning, Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan said six structure fires had been reported. However, the vast majority of the injuries were believed to be from falling debris. Among three individuals critically injured, Callanan said, was a "young child" hurt by debris from a collapsed fireplace.

One of the more striking images in the aftermath of the quake was a photo shared by Silver Oak Winery CEO David Duncan showing dozens of broken wine bottles littering a cellar floor.

Silver Oak's Ian Leggat told The Huffington Post that "a couple hundred bottles" and several barrels had fallen or sustained damage, but the Napa winery's employees were all uninjured and the tasting room was open for business as usual.

"From a human standpoint, we're in good shape," Leggat said.

Here are some photos of the damage caused by the tremors:

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A fire burns on Napa's Laurel Street following the quake. (Photo by Napa resident Mackenzie Reilly)

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Broken wine bottles in a home in downtown Napa. (Photo by Mackenzie Reilly)

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The jolt's impact on a Napa kitchen. (Photo by Nicky Nickelson)

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Napa Post Office building on Second Street. (Photo by Mackenzie Reilly)

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The exterior of Napa's Uptown Theater roped off following the earthquake. (Photo by Mackenzie Reilly)

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Water leaks on Napa's Oak Street following a main break. (Photo by Mackenzie Reilly)


Fallen bricks outside a Napa business.


Damage in downtown Napa.


Fire damage in Napa.


Vehicle damage in Napa.


Repairs underway at damaged Napa home.


More property damage in downtown Napa.

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Damage following an engagement party on Dry Creek Road in Napa, California. (Photo by Casan Vanlangen)

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More from the same Napa engagement party. (Photo by Casan Vanlangen)

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A damaged kitchen off of Napa's First Street. (Photo by Lupe Aguayo)

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A damaged carport at the Charter Oaks Apartments in Napa. (Photo by Bree Raney)

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Photo submitted by a Napa-based Huffington Post reader who wished to remain anonymous.

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Earthquake aftermath at a Round Table Pizza on Napa's Solano Avenue. (Photo by Russ Mock)


Did your home or business experience earthquake damage? Email mollie.reilly@huffingtonpost.com with photos.

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HuffPost's Michael McLaughlin:

The number of patients treated for earthquake injuries at Queen of the
Valley Medial Center in Napa County grew to 208 late last night,
according to revised figures.

Most were minor injuries, but 17 people were admitted for additional
care. On Monday morning, one patient remained in critical condition, a
statement from the hospital said.

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HuffPost's Michael McLaughlin:

Electricity has been restored to all customers who lost power,
according to a Pacific Gas & Electric spokesman. There are 20
customers cut off from gas.

"The reason that they’re still without gas is that there is structural
damage," spokesman Jeff Smith told HuffPost. "We’re ready to restore
gas as soon as the structures are fixed."

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HuffPost's Michael McLaughlin:

Queen of the Valley Medical Center, the only hospital with a trauma center in Napa County, has treated more than 120 patients injured in the quake.

"Things seem to be quieting down, which is good news," said hospital spokeswoman Vanessa deGler. "And we haven't had any fatalities which is the excellent news."

There were three patients admitted with critical injuries, including a child seriously hurt by debris from a chimney. The child has been transferred to another hospital, according to deGler.

Besides the two adults with critical injuries, three other patients have been hospitalized. "They have fractures, that type of injury," deGler said to HuffPost. "They are from fair to serious condition."

The hospital itself was damaged and briefly had to run on backup generators when electricity was lost. The structural damage was limited to an administrative building.

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Number Of Power Outages Declines

HuffPost's Michael McLaughlin:

At the height of the power outages, a Pacific Gas & Electric spokesman told HuffPost that there were 70,000 customers without electricity. That number is down to 21,000, according to PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi.

The city of Napa has about 18,000 customers without power. In American Canyon, close to the quake's epicenter, there are 1,800, Guidi said.

Repair crews are still evaluating the extent of the damage and it's too soon to say when power will be restored.

"I do know we have power lines down, but I can neither confirm nor deny that the other causes," said Guidi, though he added that "I know there are other causes."

The utility also supplies natural gas to the area and has received an unspecified number of complaints about gas odors and possible gas leaks.

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The CDC is encouraging people to review its advice on how to be prepared for an earthquake. Click here to open the link.

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The Napa County Fire department reports that there were three fires soon after the quake, but no new reports in recent hours.

Capt. Joe Fletcher told The Huffington Post that it’s too soon to determine if schools will be open on Monday.

“Forecasting that is hard to do. I expect we’ll have a decision by this evening.”

All roads are open, Fletcher said, but people are advised to avoid downtown Napa.

“The biggest problem is the structural defects downtown. It’s time consuming process to get to all those inspections done,” Fletcher said. “There are a number of buildings that are unsafe to enter.”

Several water leaks have also been reported in the city's historic downtown. The water supply remains safe to drink, Fletcher said.

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No Damage To Bay Area Bridges
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Reports Of Gas Leaks
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AP: 70 Patients Treated

From the AP: Northern California hospital treats more than 70 patients from 6.0-magnitude earthquake.

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Fire Damage In Napa

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Crumbling Building

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Falling Bricks In Napa

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87 Injured In Napa
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