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(LOS ANGELES) — The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck northern California last month has now been linked to the death of a 65-year-old woman.

Laurie Anne Thompson was hit in the head by a TV that fell during the shaking at her Napa home. After the incident, she was alert and did not show any signs of cognitive impairment, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office. But a day later, her family convinced her to go to the hospital after she felt dizzy and suffered a decline in mental function.

Thompson’s condition continued to worsen while she was at the hospital, and she died of a brain hemorrhage on Sept. 5.

She was the only fatal victim of the quake, although scores of people were injured.

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