#7 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: Strong earthquake rocks California

Strong earthquake rocks California

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A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.

The magnitude 6.0-quake struck at 3:20 a.m. PDT Sunday, August 24, 2014 near the city of Napa, an oasis of Victorian-era buildings nestled in the vineyard-studded hills of Northern California. The fires also flared in a mobile home park where four homes were destroyed and two others were damaged, officials said.

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