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Napa area rattled by 3.9 aftershock

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend.

The US Geological Survey says the 3.9-magnitude quake struck at 5:33 a.m. Tuesday about seven miles south of the city of Napa.

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A sheriff's dispatcher says the station shook a little, but there have been no calls reporting damage or injuries.

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Napa wary of aftershocks in wake of 6.0 jolt

Residents of this picturesque wine-making area north of San Francisco have been warned to be careful around buildings damaged by a weekend magnitude-6.0 quake because of the danger of aftershocks that could continue for several weeks.

The quake struck early Sunday about six miles south of Napa, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It was the largest to shake the San Francisco Bay Area since the magnitude-6.9 Loma Prieta quake struck in 1989, collapsing part of the Bay Bridge roadway and killing more than 60 people, most when an Oakland freeway fell.


Earthquake rattles, doesn't wreck Napa wineries

Near the height of annual harvesting and tourist season, California's Napa Valley wineries were struck hard by Sunday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake, but many reported surprisingly light damage.

The early morning earthquake, whose epicenter was about 9 miles south of Napa, jolted residents and had winemakers scrambling to check their homes and businesses.

"It was a very violent awakening," says Sandy Taylor, co-founder of the Taylor Family Winery in Napa. "It seemed to shake a long time. Our dogs and cats bailed out."

Taylor says her winery, about a mile from the epicenter, lost one barrel of 2013 Chardonnay. "The finished bottles at the winery were fine, Taylor says. "The finished goods are in cases, boxed, palletized and shrink-wrapped," she says. "I think the shrink-wrap was what kept them safe."

6.0 earthquake epicenter is American Canyon

6.0 earthquake epicenter is American Canyon

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Rabid bat found at Yolo County playground

Yolo County officials are urging local residents to act with caution after a bat found at a Davis playground tested positive for rabies.

The bat was found at about 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13 inside a tire swing at Davis Community Park, the Yolo County Sheriff's Office said in a press release Wednesday. Children nearby notified an adult when the bat fell out of the tire swing and began crawling on the ground.

An animal services officer sent the bat to a lab, where it tested positive for rabies.

The sheriff's office noted that several bats were found to be rabid in 2013 in a colony under the Covell Boulevard and F Street pedestrian overpass, near the park. The bats have re-established a colony at that location this year, according to Yolo County animal control.