Earthquake hits California

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A state of emergency has been declared in northern California, following a magnitude 6 earthquake.

The earthquake  struck at 3.20am on Sunday morning and was centred 6km north-west of the town of American Canyon. The quake had a depth of 10.7km.

Reports at this stage say that  87 people have been taken to hospital. Three of these are considered serious, including one child.

The quake caused widespread devastation and disruption to transport services.

There had been two aftershocks measuring about magnitude 3. However, some  experts expected some of magnitude 5-plus would hit the area.

The quake was the most powerful to hit the San Francisco Bay area since the 1989 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake.

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  1. I think that it would be scary to be there and I wouldn’t want to but I hope everything is ok there!!!!!!!!:P♡♥

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