The history of devastating earthquakes in the Bay Area

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 rocked the San Francisco Bay area early Sunday morning, causing serious damage to the Napa County area, and felt all over Northern California.

Much like in the 1989 San Francisco earthquake that interrupted the '89 World Series, destroyed water mains are preventing firefighters from putting out fires that have broken out.

The Bay area has previously been marred by two major earthquakes in recorded history, striking in 1906 and 1989. The 1906 earthquake, and its resulting fires, is remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, destroying more than 80% of the city and killing more than 3,000.