The state’s deadliest earthquake has hit California, leaving at least 29 dead and more than a million people without power.
The epicenter was just over a mile (1.8 kilometers) east of the city of Stockton, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
The earthquake’s epicenter is just north of the San Francisco Bay, the state’s epicentre.
The quake was centered about 1:40 a.m.
(1040 GMT), the National Hurricane Center said.
The USGS reported that the quake’s epicensity was about 8.8 on the Richter scale, which is higher than a magnitude 9.1.
This means the quake caused at least 28 deaths and injured 1,700 people.
The death toll from the earthquake, which was centered near the town of Oroville, reached nearly 23,000.
More than 60,000 people have been rescued and are currently being treated in hospitals in the state, according the California Department of Public Health and Human Services.
The agency reported that 1,400 people were hospitalized, and that more than 300,000 buildings and more and a half million residents were without power, CNN reported.
At least three people were killed when a building collapsed during the earthquake.
The governor of California said the state was going to take “immediate action” to help its citizens, AP reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.