The U.S. Geological Survey has registered a minor earthquake in Northern California.
The damage estimate from Sunday’s temblor is at $300 million and expected to rise as more than 800 homes and business have to be inspected.
Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon’s screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn’t get to him.
A Napa homeowner and retired firefighter was standing in his living room when the magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit early Sunday morning, hurling him against furniture.
He specializes in retrofitting buildings to withstand large earthquakes. He says a lot of the damage done in Napa was from ornamental facades on the older buildings that fell off during the shaking.
Residents along Garden Highway that CBS13 spoke to on Monday say they’re concerned about whether or not the levee will hold during an earthquake like the magnitude-6.0 that shook Napa.
While tours were canceled following the quake, winery managers at Artesa say they were surprised how little damage they suffered compared to other wineries.
Businesses in California’s wine capital are mopping up thousands of dollars in high-end vintages and sweeping glass from ghostly downtown streets that officials hope will soon bustle again with tourists following the San Francisco Bay Area’s strongest earthquake in 25 years.
A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility’s twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.
The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday’s earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.
A preliminary magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, but felt across Northern California.
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