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Geologists Compiling Data Near Napa Earthquake



    Geologists Compiling Data Near Napa Earthquake as Aftershocks Continue
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    Nicholas George looks under a buckled highway just outside of Napa, California after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. California's governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Sunday following a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that seriously injured three people including a child and ignited fires in the scenic Napa valley wine region. The US Geological Service said that the quake was the most powerful to hit the San Francisco Bay area since the 1989 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

    More than 50 to 60 aftershocks have struck as of Sunday afternoon since an earthquake that shook near American Canyon early morning, John Parrish, a geologist with the state Department of Conservation, said during a news conference.

    The aftershocks will continue for several weeks but they won't be as strong as the ones from Sunday, according to Parrish.

    As of Sunday afternoon, the largest aftershock had a magnitude of 3.6, Parrish said.

    Seven geologists from the state Geological Survey have coordinated with U.S. Geological Survey teams from Menlo Park today to compile data, he said.

    Napa residents are advised exercise precaution around damaged buildings that may fall down from aftershocks, Parrish said.

    Mark Ghilarducci, director of the state Office of Emergency Services, said the earthquake could be felt from as north in Ukiah to as far south as Salinas.