The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in nearly 25 years struck the heart of California's wine industry early Sunday morning, tearing up the landscape and marring a once beautiful historical district. At least 15 of the region's most famed wineries and historic buildings are no longer inhabitable. Gas lines and water mains also ruptured during the quake, leading to many gas-fed fires, flooding, and sending more than 170 people to the hospital.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck at 3:20 a.m. about three miles northwest of American Canyon. Never has the Bay Area endured such an intense earthquake since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, famous for interrupting the '89 World Series and being the first majorly covered earthquake in national television history. In total, the Loma Prieta earthquake killed 64 and injured more than 3,700.
Unbelievable photos from the Bay Area earthquake
This earthquake-damaged historic winery building dating from 1886 at Trefethen Family Vineyards leans. The winery hopes to save the building. (AP/Eric Risberg)
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