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208 injured in Calif. quake; more aftershocks expected

A toppled forklift sits under a pile of wine barrels that collapsed in a storage room at Kieu Hoang Winery in Napa, California after a 6.0 temblor rocked the area Sunday morning. (Justin Sullivan, 2014 Getty Images)
A toppled forklift sits under a pile of wine barrels that collapsed in a storage room at Kieu Hoang Winery in Napa, California after a 6.0 temblor rocked the area Sunday morning. (Justin Sullivan, 2014 Getty Images)
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Updated: 8/25 4:53 pm

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Scientists say there could be aftershocks for several weeks following Sunday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake that shook Napa, California. The quake struck the heart of the state's wine country.

The damage assessment continues Monday -- but the initial assessment found that dozens of homes and buildings in the region were unsafe to occupy. They include an old county courthouse, where a 10-foot wide hole opened a view of the offices inside.

The quake was the largest to shake the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989.

State Geologist John Parrish is warning that buildings damaged in the quake will be more susceptible to collapse from aftershocks. The quake caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparking fires. Four homes in a mobile home park were destroyed.

Napa city officials say that 208 people were treated at the city's Queen of the Valley Hospital.


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