President Obama Declares Napa Earthquake a Major Disaster

President Obama Declares Napa Earthquake a Major Disaster

President Barack Obama today declared a major disaster in California due to a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Napa County on Aug. 24th, according…

Disaster Council Discusses Emergency Preparedness Following 6.0 Napa Earthquake

Disaster Council Discusses Emergency Preparedness Following 6.0 Napa Earthquake

San Francisco’s Disaster Council convened a special meeting this afternoon to discuss the emergency preparedness of the city’s residents and institutions following Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake…

All But One Napa Valley School to Reopen Wednesday

All But One Napa Valley School to Reopen Wednesday

All but one of Napa Valley Unified School District’s campuses will reopen for classes Wednesday after being closed for two days while engineers inspected them…

Aftershocks Reported Following 6.0 Magnitude Napa Earthquake

Aftershocks Reported Following 6.0 Magnitude Napa Earthquake

7:17 AM: The U.S. Geological Survey this morning reported a 3.0-magnitude aftershock about four miles southwest of Napa, the fourth this morning in the same…

Solano County Board Of Supes Considering Resolution Declaring State Of Emergency

Solano County Board Of Supes Considering Resolution Declaring State Of Emergency

The Solano County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution on Tuesday that would declare the county under a state of emergency in response to…

Caltrans to Receive $2M in Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Funds Following Napa Earthquake

Caltrans to Receive $2M in Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Funds Following Napa Earthquake

Caltrans will receive $2 million in emergency relief funds to repair infrastructure damage from Sunday’s earthquake, Rep. Mike Thompson said. Caltrans has identified damage to…

70 Napa Buildings Red-Tagged Following Earthquake, Inspections 75 Percent Complete

70 Napa Buildings Red-Tagged Following Earthquake, Inspections 75 Percent Complete

Inspections of Napa buildings damaged in Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake are about 75 percent complete this evening and a total of 70 buildings have now been…

BART’s Earthquake Early Warning System Could Have Broader Applications

BART’s Earthquake Early Warning System Could Have Broader Applications

A new earthquake early warning system in testing since 2012 has helped BART keep trains running in the event of an earthquake and could have…

Napa Valley Vintners Still Assessing Damage From Earthquake

Napa Valley Vintners Still Assessing Damage From Earthquake

The Napa Valley Vintners trade association said it is still assessing the effects that Sunday’s earthquake had on Napa County’s wine industry. Napa Valley Vintners…

USGS Warns Strong Aftershock Could Follow Napa Earthquake

USGS Warns Strong Aftershock Could Follow Napa Earthquake

There is a 25 percent chance of a strong and potentially damaging aftershock in the next seven days following Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake near American Canyon,…

Napa Officials Report 208 Earthquake-Related Injuries

Napa Officials Report 208 Earthquake-Related Injuries

Napa city officials this morning said more than 200 patients have been treated and 17 were admitted at Queen of the Valley Medical Center following…

150 Still Without Power Following Napa Earthquake

150 Still Without Power Following Napa Earthquake

About 150 people in the Napa area are still without power this morning following Sunday’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake, a PG&E spokeswoman said. PG&E spokeswoman Nicole…

Napa Earthquake Damages Multiple Structures in Downtown Vallejo, Mare Island

Napa Earthquake Damages Multiple Structures in Downtown Vallejo, Mare Island

Multiple structures throughout downtown Vallejo and Mare Island were damaged as a result of a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that that rattled near American Canyon early this…

Geologists Compiling Data Near Napa Earthquake As Aftershocks Continue

Geologists Compiling Data Near Napa Earthquake As Aftershocks Continue

More than 50 to 60 aftershocks have struck as of this afternoon since an earthquake that shook near American Canyon today, John Parrish, a geologist…

Vallejo City Officials Estimate $5 Million In Damage From Earthquake

Vallejo City Officials Estimate $5 Million In Damage From Earthquake

In a preliminary assessment, Vallejo city officials have estimated that $5 million in damage has resulted from a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rattled near American Canyon…

Napa Quake Damage Turning Into Tourist Attraction, Olive Oil Store Now Greasy And Expensive Mess

Napa Quake Damage Turning Into Tourist Attraction, Olive Oil Store Now Greasy And Expensive Mess

First-hand reports of the damage from the Napa County earthquake continue to pour in this afternoon, with an olive oil seller reporting near total inventory…

Napa Quake: Multiple Napa County Services Unavailable Monday

Officials report that multiple Napa County services will be unavailable on Monday, according to county officials. Damage to the county building at 900 Coombs St….

Napa Quake: 47 Register For Services At Red Cross Shelter

Napa Quake: 47 Register For Services At Red Cross Shelter

Nearly 50 people have registered for services at an American Red Cross shelter in Napa following a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck near American Canyon early…

Napa Quake: Elementary And High Schools To Close Monday, Sonoma State University To Remain Open

Napa Quake: Elementary And High Schools To Close Monday, Sonoma State University To Remain Open

Napa Valley Unified School District schools will all be closed Monday following the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck near American Canyon early this morning. Sonoma State…

Napa Liquor Store Owner Estimates $100K In Earthquake Damage, Says Booze Was “flowing out the front door”

Napa Liquor Store Owner Estimates $100K In Earthquake Damage, Says Booze Was “flowing out the front door”

Residents and business owners in Napa are just starting to assess the damage from this morning’s 6.0-magnitude quake, and one liquor store owner is reporting…

Hospital: 172 Sought Emergency Treatment Following Napa Quake

Hospital: 172 Sought Emergency Treatment Following Napa Quake

5:39 PM: Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa has handled more than 170 patients who sought emergency care after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck…

Napa Quake: PG&E Managing About 50 Gas Leaks, 60 Water Main Breaks

Napa Quake: PG&E Managing About 50 Gas Leaks, 60 Water Main Breaks

PG&E crews are responding to approximately 50 reported gas leaks, in addition to working on restoration for 21,000 customers in the North Bay currently without…

Napa Quake: 17,000 Still Without Power

Napa Quake: 17,000 Still Without Power

3:16 PM: PG&E reports there are still about 17,000 customers in the North Bay without power this afternoon. Most of those customers are in Napa…

“Relative Calm” In Napa Following 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake

“Relative Calm” In Napa Following 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake

Though no official evacuation order has been given, a Red Cross emergency shelter for earthquake-related evacuations has established at Crosswalk Community Church in Napa, according…

CHP Reports Significant Road Damage As A Result Of Napa Quake

CHP Reports Significant Road Damage As A Result Of Napa Quake

The California Highway Patrol is reporting earthquake-related damage in four places this morning: • state Highway 121 at state Highway 29 • state Highway 121…

Port Of Oakland Operations Disrupted By Napa County Quake

Operations at the Port of Oakland have been disrupted by this morning’s 6.1-magnitude earthquake based in southern Napa County, according to port officials. See all…

Highways Reopen In Areas Near Earthquake Epicenter

The City of Vallejo reports state Highway 37 at Sonoma has reopened following roadway inspections in the wake of this morning’s 6.1-magnitude earthquake in southern…

6.1 Earthquake Delays Caltrain Service, ACE Cancels Service To 49ers Game

6.1 Earthquake Delays Caltrain Service, ACE Cancels Service To 49ers Game

Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor train service has been temporarily suspended and Caltrain service is likely to be delayed this morning while the rail systems inspect their…

Governor Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency Due To 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Near Napa

Governor Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency Due To 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Near Napa

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency this morning due to the damage resulting from the 6.1-magnitude earthquake centered in southern Napa County….

Aftershocks Expected For Next Few Days Following 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Near Humboldt County Coast

Aftershocks Expected For Next Few Days Following 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Near Humboldt County Coast

There were no reported injuries from a powerful earthquake that shook off the coast of Eureka on Sunday night but aftershocks are expected for the…

“This is not an issue”: Caltrans Says “Non-Standard Weld Connections” On New Bay Bridge Span Are Earthquake-Safe

“This is not an issue”: Caltrans Says “Non-Standard Weld Connections” On New Bay Bridge Span Are Earthquake-Safe

A Caltrans spokesman said today that non-standard weld connections that were used to hold road deck sections together on the new eastern span of the…

Teeny Tiny Earthquake Shakes Santa Clara County

A small 2.6-magnitute earthquake shook an area near San Jose in Santa Clara County early this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor…

Earthquake Safety Bond Measure Takes Detour When Supe Tries To Add $25 Million For Streetlights To Mix

Earthquake Safety Bond Measure Takes Detour When Supe Tries To Add $25 Million For Streetlights To Mix

A $400 million bond measure to finance public safety infrastructure upgrades in San Francisco was put on hold today while the city’s Board of Supervisors…

Small Earthquake Strikes Contra Costa County

A 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck an area near Blackhawk in Contra Costa County tonight, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:32 a.m….

SF Schoolkids Drop And Cover For Earthquake Preparedness Drill

SF Schoolkids Drop And Cover For Earthquake Preparedness Drill

Students at a San Francisco elementary school were among millions of people statewide who took the time this morning to “drop, cover and hold on”…

Small Earthquake Rattles Some Bay Area Residents

Small Earthquake Rattles Some Bay Area Residents

According to the United States Geological Survey, an earthquake struck the Bay Area at about 9:26 Sunday night. The USGS website warns that “Due to…

Tiny Earthquake Strikes Near San Rafael

A small earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.3 was reported near San Rafael this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred…

SF’s “Dangerously Unstable” Hall Of Justice To Remain In Use For Years To Come

SF’s “Dangerously Unstable” Hall Of Justice To Remain In Use For Years To Come

San Francisco’s top officials say the city’s Hall of Justice would be dangerously unstable in a powerful earthquake, but hundreds of city workers and jail…

Quake Commemoration: New Public Safety Building, Soft Story Legislation Signed

Quake Commemoration: New Public Safety Building, Soft Story Legislation Signed

On the 107th anniversary of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire, city officials Thursday celebrated the topping out of the new seismically safe Public Safety…

Board Of Supervisors Unanimously Approves Ordinance Requiring Retrofits Of Soft-Story Buildings

Board Of Supervisors Unanimously Approves Ordinance Requiring Retrofits Of Soft-Story Buildings

At least 2,800 buildings in San Francisco that are believed to be the most vulnerable in an earthquake must make seismic retrofits under an ordinance…