beyondfantasy3 111M
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8/24/2014 7:10 am
Earthquake


A large earthquake rolled through California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, knocking out power to thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

The extent of the damage wasn't immediately clear.

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck just before 3:30 a.m. about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon, which is about 6 miles southwest of Napa, in California wine country,

beyondfantasy3 111M
4737 posts
8/24/2014 11:46 am

Hiroshima four days after unusual downpours caused landslides that swallowed dozens of homes, many of them perched on hillside housing areas.

A total of about 3,000 rescuers including ground troops, fire fighters and police continued digging through mud and debris in Hiroshima but their operation was suspended for seven hours Sunday morning as fresh rain raised concerns about more landslips, public broadcaster NHK reported.

About 1,700 people remained sheltered at 13 safe public facilities while the Hiroshima city government upheld evacuation orders and warnings for 164,000 residents in the disaster areas.