KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City metro couple is back home safely after one scary trip to Napa Valley, Calif., where a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck early Sunday morning.
Brooke and Martin Walter were staying at the Hilton Garden for a few days. They were fast asleep in their bed when just after 3 a.m., the walls started shaking. They snapped several pictures of the damage in their room where things toppled over.
The quake was the largest to hit the Bay Area in 25 years, eventually injuring more than 100 people. The Walters escaped unhurt, but are still thinking about how it felt in that moment.
"I just started shaking all over at that point," Brooke said. "So it was just very terrifying, very scary for me. And things were falling off the walls and all we were hearing was a crash and drawers coming out and slamming out, so it was very scary."
The earthquake damaged several historic buildings, triggered fires and knocked out power across the region. It prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.