Baby Born Right Before Earthquake Rattles Hospital

PHOTO: Angel Sanchez holds his newborn son Ismael Sanchez, who was born during a 6.0 earthquake that struck the Napa Valley area, at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Aug. 24, 2014.
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He was just in time.

A healthy baby boy was born right before an earthquake shook a northern California hospital -- and the newborn’s parents say they’re just glad everyone is OK.

“We’re grateful that our baby son and all of us are safe, and for our doctor and the hospital staff who cared for us before and after the earthquake,” parents Connie Navarro and Angel Sanchez said in a statement.

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Baby Ismael Sanchez was born at 2:37 a.m. local time Sunday, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 21 inches long, at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, California. The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the area around 3:20 a.m.

The parents were by the baby's side when the earthquake hit, and staff immediately made sure the family was safe.

The South Napa Earthquake was the area's strongest quake in 25 years, destroying homes and buildings and injuring dozens and stranding thousands without power or water.

At least 120 people were treated at the medical center where Ismael was born, hospital officials said.

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