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Sonoma County declares $4.5M in quake damages

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Sonoma County is declaring a local emergency relating to last Sunday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake centered near the city of Napa.

The proclamation made on Saturday clears the way for county residents and business owners who had property damage to seek state and federal emergency funds.

Officials said the county suffered more than $4.5 million in damages.

The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1nLTI0a) the Aug. 24 quake caused at least $362 million in damage in neighboring Napa County. It was the largest to shake the San Francisco Bay Area since the magnitude-6.9 Loma Prieta quake struck in 1989.

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