Wine Country Earthquake
A magnitude 6.1 (updated @ 9:45 am) earthquake centered about 6 miles NW of American Canyon, CA in Napa County struck this morning. Numerous buildings have some structural damage and some roads have been buckled and damaged as well. There are a couple of reports of fires. Some 30,000 customers are without power in the Napa/Sonoma area. The earthquake was the strongest since the much more powerful 6.9 quake struck the San Fransico area in 1989 during the World Series and referred to as the Loma Prieta quake. Since the earthquake earlier today there have been aftershocks. According to the USGS this earthquake occurred on a fault called the West Napa Fault. So far at least 70 people have gone to a hospital in Napa, CA with various injuries including 2 serious injuries and 4 homes have burned down in a mobile home community. So far there are reports of at least 30 water main breaks and 50 gas main breaks.