M6.0 Napa, CA earthquake

25 Aug 2014

August 25, 2014

A M6.0 earthquake struck approximately 9 miles south of the city of Napa, CA at 3:20am on Sunday, August 24, 2014. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 6.8 km northwest of American Canyon, CA at a depth of 11.2 km. The quake damaged buildings and caused fires, water main breaks and gas leaks, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. Over 100 people were hospitalized with injuries. Thus far, officials have red-tagged roughly 100 buildings.

See the USGS summary page here http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc72282711#summary

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