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originally posted by: Fylgje
The mountains and the valleys began to tremble and shake
Children of the sun begin, to awake -Led Zepplin - Going To California
Those people are so used to it that many may have not even noticed it. lol
Hope all are A-Otay
A reported 6.1 earthquake hit the North Bay around 3:20am today.
It was centered between Napa and American Canyon. Status as of 6:30am: INJURIES: 87 patients have been treated or are being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital. There are three major injury cases known at this time.
There are a dozen ambulances running with 10 more coming into service. Four mobile homes destroyed and two on fire on Orchard Avenue in north Napa. GAS LINES: Crews are responding to approximately 50 reported gas line breaks. WATER MAINS: There are approximately 30 water main leaks.
Both water treatment plants running, no damage. Some areas have no water due to main breaks and some areas no or low pressure. Water remains safe to drink. City crews are assessing infrastructure damage and damage to homes and other buildings. Historic Buildings damaged: • Sam Kee Laundry • Goodman Library • Napa County Courthouse At least two commercial buildings in the downtown area are also severely damaged.
SHELTERS: The Red Cross evacuation center has been set up in the Napa High School Gym. Drop boxes for debris will be placed at all public schools. The next briefing will be at 10am and an update will be posted here immediately afterward.
originally posted by: research100
a reply to: ujustneverknow
reporting in all fine here, didn't even know until my friend called...I said "what quake" I am in the san jose area....
originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
My brother in law lives in Fairfield. A suburb of SFO. We haven't called them yet. Do you know if it's nearby the epicenter ? We're going to call in a bit. It's about 8 AM there. A bit early for a Sunday morning call. Especially if they got woken up in the middle of the night. a reply to: BuzzCory
VIII. Destructive - Damage slight in structures of good design, considerable in normal buildings with a possible partial collapse. Damage great in poorly built structures. Brick buildings easily receive moderate to extremely heavy damage. Possible fall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls, etc. Heavy furniture moved.
originally posted by: Biigs
my good friend lives in santa monica and i will give him a call in a bit and check that him, his new wife and his dog are okay.
6 is a serious quake, there's no messing around
originally posted by: ANNED
More of the same. No big deal for us from calif.
I have been through a large number of 5 plus Magnitude earthquakes in calif.
1952 Kern County Earthquake.
1952 Bakersfield Quake
1971 San Fernando (Sylmar) Earthquake
1992 Landers Earthquake
1992 Mojave (Garlock) Earthquake.
1995 Ridgecrest Earthquakes
1996 Coso Earthquake
1998 Coso Earthquakes