A 6.0 earthquake awoke the Bay Area of California this morning, as it damaged buildings and injured nearly 70 people.
The earthquake occurred almost 9 miles south of the famous Napa Valley wine country, striking at about 3:20 am. The quake was felt all throughout the Bay Area, from Santa Cruz to Sonoma County. According to the U.S Geological Survey, this has been the largest earthquake to hit the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta temblor of 1989.
Nearly 2 hours later, a quake of 3.6 magnitude was also reported by the USGS. The aftershock happened at 5:47 am PT at a depth of 5 miles. According to the LA Times:
The National California Seismic System put the chance of a strong aftershock in the next week at 54 percent.
Residents all over the Bay Area reported power outages, the quake leaving about 42,000 customers without power. Fire fighters, as well as the California Highway Patrol, have been on the lookout for damages on bridges and buildings. An overpass on the highway shows the roadway separating and concrete crumbling.
We are praying for the state of California.
SOURCE: LA Times | VIDEO SOURCE: NDN
The Best Pics Of Barack Obama & His Cheesy Smile (PHOTOS)
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1. This is the "work is done" face.
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2. That guy should watch out, Obama's smile is contagious!
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3. Smile, it's a beautiful day.
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4. Obama and his smile are at it again.
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5. He's got some great pearly whites.
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6. He has many reasons to flash his smile.
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7. *Waves to the haters.*
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8. Black tie and a smile is the best combination.
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9. Obama and Biden: Bros for life.
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10. Hesitant smile?
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11. We moved "forward" with Obama in 2012.
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12. After waving to his haters, he waved to his supporters.
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13. What's up there? Oh, another reason to smile.
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14. Hey there, people of America!
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15. Smile, you're on Candid Camera.
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16. Is Obama cheesy or nah?
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17. America the beautiful with Obama's darling smile.
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18. During one of speeches, the president made sure to smile to his supporters.
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19. Bill can learn a thing or two from Obama's smiling game.
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20. Say cheese!
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21. President Obama is happy. Shouldn't we all feel the same?
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23. "Hey you...smile!"
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24. Let's all be happy like the president.
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25. This is an "LOL" moment in real time.
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26. He's not laughing at you...or is he?
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27. Smiley aren't we?
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29. Waves and smiles.
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30. The "Oh, I see what you did there" look.
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31. Obama has plenty of reasons to smile..he has Michelle.
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32. The wind won't break his smile.
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33. Doesn't he have the cheesiest smile ever?
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