Earthquake Hits American Canyon, Napa County

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Lots of structural damage.. buildings unsafe to enter in downtown Napa.

AMERICAN CANYON-

Courtesy: Kate Schmidt

Courtesy: Kate Schmidt

A 6.0 earthquake hit Napa County early Sunday morning and could be felt around the Sacramento area.

Almost 90 people were injured in the quake and aftershocks, including a young boy who was hurt when a fireplace collapsed.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. and according to the USGS was centered about eight miles north of Vallejo. There have been over 60 aftershocks, according to the USGS, ranging from 0.6 to 3.6 magnitude.

CLICK HERE for an update from city officials

Sunday morning’s quake was at a depth of about 6 miles. It’s the largest earthquake in Northern California since the Loma Prieta quake, which happened 25 years ago this fall.

PG&E’s website is reporting a lot of people without power in the area of the quake. They have reports of thousands of people without electricity in the cities of Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa.

This map shows who may have felt the shaking from Sunday morning's quake in American Canyon. The yellow indicates strong shaking, while the blue shade represents light shaking.

This map shows who may have felt the shaking from Sunday morning’s quake in American Canyon. The yellow indicates strong shaking, while the blue shade represents light shaking.

Other reports on Twitter indicate damage to homes and stores from items falling off shelves.

Many people in the Sacramento area reported feeling the quake. The Sacramento Police Department says they received many calls from people who felt tremors, but there are no reports of damage in the Capital City.

The USGS says light to moderate shaking from Sunday morning’s quake could be felt all the way up to Roseville.

The quake was initially reported as a 6.0 magnitude, then changed to 6.1, then back to 6.0 as USGS scientists look at their data.

Related Stories:

UPDATE: Hospital in Napa Gives Update on Patients, 6 in Critical Condition

SEE: Seismology Lab’s Early Warning Device Gave 10-Second Alert

WATCH: Families Survey Damage from Quake

Must See: Napa Quake Damages Roads, Skaters Make the Most of It

UPDATE: Almost 90 Patients Treated, Dozens of Gas Lines Break after Quake

VIDEO: Quake Damages Downtown Napa

PHOTOS: Napa Quake Wakes up Northern California

WATCH: Home Cameras Catch Quake in Napa County

 USGS: Dozens of Aftershocks Possible

UPDATE: Sonoma Raceway Inspected Before Sunday Race

PREPARE: What to do in an Earthquake

APP: Red Cross Earthquake App

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.