Monday, August 25, 2014

South Napa Earthquake Damage Assessment

The earthquake — called the South Napa earthquake — struck at 3:20 a.m. PT (10:20 UTC), 4 miles (6 kilometers) northwest of American Canyon, California, and 6 miles (9 km) south-southwest of Napa. It occurred along a 44-mile-long (70 km) stretch of major faults of the San Andreas Fault system, where the Pacific and North American tectonic plates grind past each other in what is called a strike-slip movement rather than vertical motion.

  • Damage could exceed $1 billion.
  • 17 Patients remain hospitalized.
  • 3 in critical condition.
  • There were several fires reported in Napa, including 4 mobile homes caught on fire because of gas leaks each valued at between $500,000 and $1 million
  • 150 Customers without water
  • Up to one week before water restored.
  • 33 Buildings red tagged.
  • High probability of strong aftershocks.
  • Quake upgraded back to 6.1 magnitude.
  • Fault that caused the earthquake "capable of much larger earthquakes. .. may be capable of producing a 6.8-7.1"

1 comment:

  1. A million dollar mobile home. Interesting. I'd like so see one of those.