The San Francisco bay area in northern California has been hit by an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, the strongest since 1989.

There have been no immediate reports of fatalities, though injuries, power outages and some property damage having been reported, in addition to a fire at a mobile home park. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said that it first struck at 3.20am local time (10.20am GMT) at a depth of 6.7 miles, shocking many sleeping Californians awake.

Here is footage of the aftermath of the earthquake in a 24-hour Safeway store in Martinez, California.

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