6.0 earthquake rattles Bay Area

Officials: expect small aftershocks during the next week

A 6.0 earthquake that centered near South Napa shook Bay Area residents in their beds early Sunday morning. U.S. Geological Survey officials said the earthquake is the largest to hit the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta Earthquake almost 25 years ago.

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Posted by tommygee54
a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I am sure that most of the aftershocks will occur in the North Bay, if not all as I have not felt any temblors since the Sunday event.

This morning in the news, it was reported that the strength of the quake was a bit stronger. So the quake actually registered a 6.1 instead of a 6.0. It may not be much 'stronger' but the updated number is there. Anyone remember our 1989 quake? It ended up to be a 6.9. However some sources and news agencies still refer to the strength as a 7.1 temblor. So which is right? The 7.1 or the 6.9?

So as with this one; which is correct? The 6.0 or the 6.1. Perhaps the writers of this article can check those figures out; Sue Dremann, Elena Kadvany

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